When did the age of enlightenment begin and end?
from about 1730's to 1750's
Enlightenment as a spiritual goal - has been defined as: 'the end of suffering'. 'natural state of being' 'having no argument with what is'. The 'age of enlightenment' as a philosophical idea refers to a period in Western history when reason gained dominance. Enlightenment has different definitions in spirituality and philosophy.