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    Default Eloquence or Equality?

    Which of these was the true goal of the enlightenment? I dont believe the two are a dichotomy (polar opposites, am I using that word right?) just that recently I read a book suggesting that while most people believe the later was the goal that instead the former really was.

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    I never thought equality was the goal of the Enlightenment. Eloquence would make more sense, given this time period was in the wake of the scientific revolution. This fact, and the receding power of the Church, allowed the philosophers a chance to create logical arguments. These arguments are often more eloquent than arguments rooted in religion.

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    Yeah I'd have to go with Eloquence as well.
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