Central to the Enlightenment was the deification of Reason. The Enlightenment promoted reason as the primary principal to establish a system of ethics, religion, government aesthetics, which would allow human beings to reach objective truth. Enlightenment thinkers throughout Europe questioned traditional authorities and grasped the notion that humanity could be improved through rational change. Some innovations such as the encyclopedia made possible the availability of knowledge. The encyclopedia served the Enlightenment cause of educating the human race.
Author: Immanuel Kant