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Modern Era

The Modern era of philosophy is often further sub-divided into these major historical periods:

Age of Reason (17th Century)
Age of Enlightenment (18th Century)
Modern (19th Century)

The dates are just rough guides, and the classifications rather arbitrary (for example, the Modern era is sometimes considered to start with the Age of Reason philosophers, and sometimes with the Renaissance philosophers). There is obviously also a certain amount of overlap between these periods.

The Age of Reason and the Age of Enlightenment together are often referred to as the Early Modern period.



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