What are the negative effects of the enlightenment?

What are the negative effects of the enlightenment?

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  1. The enlightenment was a period of European history extending from the 1680s to the 1790s. It emphasized reason and individualism and made a strong impact on the world. The negative effects of enlightenment can be seen in both the political and economic aspects.

    • A negative effect of the enlightenment in the political aspect was an increased reliance on factual reasoning and reductionism.
    • From the economic perspective, the enlightenment can be seen as a time when the industrial revolution was taking place. It brought about a tremendous increase in industrialization and the growth of the middle class.

    Together these led to the world becoming a lot more materialistic.

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