Narenae Moutafian & Bradley Brignac

Philosophy in the Enlightenment Era

Epistemology, Metaphysics, Logic, and Ethics

Four of the main ideas presented by the Philosophers at the time were epistemology, metaphysics, logic, and ethics. Epistemology is the theory of knowledge with regards to its method and scope. Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that deals with abstract concepts such as time, identity, cause, and knowing. Logic is reasoning based on validity. Ethics is a type of philosophy that involves systematizing and using the concepts of right and wrong.

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