What does cultural primitivism mean?


What does cultural primitivism mean?


The Enlightenment was an intellectual movement which began in the late 17th century and continued on to the 18th century. The Enlightenment was a critique of the traditions of the western world. The notable intellectuals of that time were the likes of Rene Descartes, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, and Jean Jacques Rousseau.

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Cultural primitivism was a trend in philosophy which idealized the conditions of non-western/indigenous cultures. Europeans referred to peoples that...

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Major Themes of the Enlightenment: Reason, Individualism & Skepticism


Chapter 21 / Lesson 3

The Age of Enlightenment, which took place from 1715 to 1789, brought focus to themes like reason, individualism, skepticism, and science. Explore these major themes, get to know major figures associated with the movement, and understand its larger impact on society and history.

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