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Date Created: 10/19/15
Candide Notes Set during the Enlightenment time period 0 freedom from superstitious and unreasonable traditions and thoughts Even at the most irrational times this book stakes a lot on the power of critical thinking and looking at what exists and realizing that isn t how things should be The book was triggered by the Lisbon earthquake in the 1700s 0 relates to 911 because it was a disaster that challenged ways of thinking Enlightenment was one of the hallmarks A lot of emphasis on secular learning 0 not necessarily all atheists but had a different view of religion I quotrational religionquot I question of how can we have God and still have evil in the world after seeing Lisbon s destruction Voltaire didn t understand how one could see God I emphasis on free will vs determination Dr Leivniz leading Enlightenment leader when it came to rational religion and belief in theodicy o theodicy the idea that this is the best of all possible worldsquot and that God had created the best any aws were necessary to the construction of the best I justified these missteps to produce not a utopia but the best possible world Candide optimism o optimism meant the same as now and it also meant optimal I not that everything is perfect but that it s the best there is
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