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Age of Reason

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Definition of the noun age of reason

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  1. a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of Age of Reason: Enlightenment
    • more generic term: reform movement = a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
    • instance of: age / historic period = an era of history having some distinctive feature

Alternative definition of the noun age of reason


  1. [context: Roman Catholic theology] Seven years of age, at which age a person is morally liable for the sins that he or she commits.


  1. "Age of Reason" is a studio album by Australian pop singer John Farnham. It was released in Australia on 25 July 1988 and debuted at No. 1 on the Australian Recording Industry Association Albums Chart in August and remained on top for eight weeks. It was the follow-up to his previous No. 1 album, Whispering Jack, and was the highest selling album in Australia in 1988. As of 1997, it was 8x platinum indicating sales of over 0.56 million units. It is also critically considered one of Farnham's best albums, with "Age of Reason" and "Beyond the Call" being about the urgency for the world to wake up and solve its problems.
  2. "Age of Reason" is a song by Australian pop rock singer John Farnham. It is the first single from his album of the same title, released in 1988, and written by Todd Hunter and Johanna Pigott.
  3. "Age of Reason" is a musical album of Lead Into Gold.
    • released in (25 years ago)
  4. "Age of Reason" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  5. "Age of Reason" is a musical single of John Farnham.
    • released in (27 years ago)
  6. "Age of Reason" is a composition.
  7. "Age of Reason" is a composition.
  8. Age of Reason is an award winning work in Logie Award for Most Popular Music Video.
    • award:
      • Logie Award for Most Popular Music Video nomination for John Farnham
      • Logie Award for Most Popular Music Video, received by John Farnham


Age of reason a.k.a. Person: In the canon law of the Catholic Church, a person is a subject of certain legal rights and obligations.

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Google previewThe Language of Fiction in a World of Pain (1990)

Reading Politics as Paradox by Barbara J. Eckstein

Reason and Certainty The Age of Reason is the Age of Certainty: certainty that people of color belong on a lower rung of the evolutionary ladder; that sex and reproduction must be managed; that nature is unfeeling data; that science can only ...

Google previewContra Mundum (2016)

by Adam Weishaupt

The Age of Reason is the antidote to the Age of Praying and the Age of Meditation. If thoughts, feelings and sensations are all mental, and can coexist and interact with each other within the mind, they must all be made of the same thing and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660 - 1789 Set (2015)

by Gary Day, Jack Lynch

The Age of Reason, one of the most enduring terms for the eighteenth century, hardly begins to capture its sheer diversity and vitality, from reform to repression, from poetic decorum to Gothic explosion, from the invention of the diving bell to ...

Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (2009)

by Ari Ben-Menahem

The Jewish Age of Reason took the same course that, centuries later, was taken by its Christian counterpart. The Age of Reason in Europe, born by the 18th century with the French encyclopedists, collapsed in the 20th century revolutionary ...

Google previewA Blake Dictionary (1988)

The Ideas and Symbols of William Blake by Samuel Foster Damon

DEISM, or Natural Religion, the fashionable philosophy of the Age of Reason, attempted to make religion intellectually respectable by the application of ...

Google previewDictionary of Visual Discourse (2016)

A Dialectical Lexicon of Terms by Barry Sandywell

The scientific and philosophical movement associated with the Age of Reason and Light (in Germany identified with the Aufklärung, in France with the idea of éclaircissement, in Italy, Illuminisimo) is exemplified by the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India: Human rights : new dimensions in Dalit problems (2002)

It is a great tragedy that we missed out not only the Industrial Revolution but also the Age of Reason — the first crippled us technologically, the second crippled our capacity to apply to belief and religion the test of reasoning — so we entered ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Hume's Philosophy (2008)

by Kenneth R. Merrill

The Age of Reason, especially on its philosophical side, had its critics even at the time (Rousseau comes to mind at once) and generated many more in the Romantic movement of the late 18th century and the first half of the 19th. Hume and ...

Google previewThe Lyotard Dictionary (2011)

by Stuart Sim

The older designation for the Enlightenment period, the 'Age of Reason', gives an indication of how the term came to be identified with the social and political changes that ushered in the modern era from the eighteenth century onwards.

Google previewDictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature: A-C (1926)

by Samuel Halkett, John Laing, James Kennedy, Dennis E. Rhodes

of infidelity ; in answer to Thomas Paine's Age of reason. By a layman [Thomas Williams]. Part II. In answer to the second ...

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All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. (Thomas Paine)
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