Did you Know How Knowledge Evolved?
This was the period that is commonly referred by many as the period of wisdom. In many continents the period marked a significant impact on the lives of people. Philosophers were the teachers and were seen as the wise men who would release their wisdom to the people. it was a period between 15th century and 18th century where the wise men rose to teach on the morals and the way in which people should carry themselves when dealing with people. The enlightened in the early days of the period were concern much about the human life and how people were to live in harmony, this lead the wise to write books and record anything that they thought to be part of the pillars that makes up the society. This especially was aimed at the way of the authority rule where the thinkers of the ages thought that the people can be controlled not by the traditional authority but by the rational change. With time enlightenment gave a lee way to the American and the French revolution which were influenced to the point of ideals. This also gave way to the sensational moments of the present days.
The first phase of enlightenment
The early period of enlightenment (17th century) started with several enlightened people including Isaac newton, Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes among the many. This was the period when mathematics and the sciences were born also emerging was philosophy. The people responsible including John Locke who made his contribution by writing a book named “essay concerning human understanding” while Isaac newton publishing his book named “principia Mathematica” which enlightened the period of the 17th century with the knowledge in mathematics and sciences all through.
This phase (18th century) was characterized by the enlightened men such as Frederick the great and Thomas Jefferson’s amongst the many others who were in the trail of efforts and acquisition of knowledge. Thomas Jefferson’s was the one who championed the US independence in the 1776 by deliberate use of the terms from the piece of work by Locke’s.
This period was also characterized by the Christianity/ religion innovation where the people were in the mission to restore the love of God in the people by only trusting Him.
-The late phase-
This is the phase that was marked by the French revolution which occurred in uncontrolled way but was in the advocating of the new ways of ruling showing enlightenment in terms of devolving the system of governance.
-Contributions impact on the African-American history-
The enlightenment period impacted on the African American history like for instance the:
The enlightenment period brought the knowledge of the treating each other in a family hood mode where everyone should be treated equally and be given equal rights. This is the theory that was brought by the philosophers in the effort to bring people together for the betterment of each other’s life. John Locke who was an English philosopher talked of the governance and liberalism. This he said that the essential function of the government is to protect; “life, liberty and estate” which was part of the advocating of peace among neighbors.
The African- American were motivated and given hope that at a time life would be back to normal despite the life of discrimination they were passing through by then. With time they learnt to embrace the pain and take heart that one day everything will be okay.
This was a positive impact and made the blacks live knowing that at a time life will be better in the foreign lands.
The enlightenment period brought much in the life of the people making others living a confident life. With the phases that they underwent in reaching the highest level of enlightenment, each level showed a change in dimension, from education to religion and lastly to authority which closes the room for the early enlightenment. In the focusing to the future it is important to be part of the people who makes the future.