The Enlightenment is a name given by historians to an intellectual movement that was main period in the Western world during the 18th century. The Age of Enlightenment was a period that took place after the Renaissance and is characterized by profound changes in the mind and attitude, and lives of many Europeans. Strongly influenced by the rise of modern science and by the result of the long religious conflict that followed the Reformation, the People of the Enlightenment (who were called philosopher in France) were committed to worldly views based on reason or human understanding only, which they hoped would provide a basis for changes that would affect every area of life and thought.
There were many changes that took place during the Enlightenment. Some of the most effective changes had to do with technological aspects, which made a huge change in the religious, political, and social aspects of European life. When all of the new technological aspect of life came in to the world a lot of things were much easier to do and control. A lot of the other changes that happened had to do with reasoning, it was known as a period of reasoning.
At the start of the seventeen hundreds, came the Age of Enlightenment. During this time, there existed a strong desire for knowledge, readiness to exchange new ideas, and a belief that rational thought and action could help solve problems. Man had become mature enough to find his own way. The people became leaders, instead looking at ancient times, and following the ancient Greek traditions and ideas. There was a drive to understand nature and the natural world by methods of science. The enlightenment was a time was people began to question politics, religions and society. Ideas were attacked with new ideas that governed logic and reason. During the enlightenment there was a religious revolution, a scientific revolution, a technological revolution and a revolution in the attitudes and minds of man all together.