If we mark the beginning of the Middle Ages with Charlemagne appointing himself King of the Franks (768) and mark the beginning of the Age of Enlightenment with Descartes’ philosophy of Cogito, ergo sum (1637) or Isaac Newton’s Mathematica Principia (1687), then the Middle Ages lasted around 900 years—900 yearsContinue Reading

I’m going to be using the word enlightenment a lot in these posts, but in two different contexts where it has two different meanings. The Age of Enlightenment, sometimes called The Enlightenment Project, but more commonly just The Enlightenment, was a period in European history that is generally considered toContinue Reading