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Reason

Description

To contemporaries who subscribed to the Enlightenment, the term "reason" was to be contrasted to superstition. Even though Christians, too, believed in reason, they also wanted to make room for the possibility of God’s intervention, particularly in miracles. Such exceptions seemed to Enlightenment adherents to conflict with reason, which they argued demanded evidence to substantiate claims. To this day scholars still dispute whether enlightened thinkers’ faith in reason was so encompassing that it acted as a belief not all that different from religiosity.

Creator

Jean-Baptiste Gautier (engraver)
Louis-Simon Boizot (designer)

Source

Museum of the French Revolution 83.310
Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1793-1794

Rights

Museum of the French Revolution

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/1/
Images de la Révolution française : catalogue du vidéodisque, 1990, 4582

Format

JPEG

Language

French

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Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

33 x 24.5 cm

Title (French)

La Raison