History 104: Western Civilization since 1648

Lecture: Science and Sentiment
(The Enlightenment)

Yes, it used to be the theme to Masterpiece Theatre on PBS. It's also Rondeau by Jean Joseph Mouret (1729).

Religious persecutors are not believers, they are rascals.

-- Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1761)


Voltaire at Ferney
Voltaire at Ferney
Notice the neatly organized garden, indicative of the rationalist mindset.



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