Philosophy - The rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct. (Directly taken from

Philosophical Movement - Either the appearance or increased popularity of a specific school of philosophy, or a fairly broad but identifiable sea-change in philosophical thought on a particular subject. Major philosophical movements are often characterized with reference to the nation, language, or historical era in which they arose. (Directly taken from

Between 1490 and 1750, the western world was in constant change in beliefs and practices. People were discovering much more about themselves and the world around them. During this time interval, we saw great changes and shifts in beliefs. We saw these in many of the large movements such as the Enlightenment, the Protestant Revolution, and the Scientific Revolution.

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