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to Western Europe of the Sack of Constantinople by the Catholics.
APPROACH OF THE AGE OF REASON IN EUROPE.
IT IS PRECEDED BY MARITIME DISCOVERY.
Consideration of the definite Epochs of Social Life.
Experimental Philosophy emerging in the Age of Faith.
The Age of Reason ushered in by Maritime Discovery and the rise of
MARITIME DISCOVERY.-The three great Voyages.
COLUMBUS discovers America.- DE Gama doubles the Cape and reaches
India.—MAGELLAN circumnavigates the Earth.—The Material and
intellectual Results of each of these Voyages.
DIGRESSION ON THE SOCIAL CONDITION OF AMERICA.—In isolated human
Societies the process of Thought and of Civilization is always the
same.—Man passes through a determinate succession of Ideas and
embodies them in determinate Institutions.—The state of Mexico and
Peru proves the influence of Law in the development of Man. 151