The age of reason was a time of Empiricism and of Materialism, which brought out philosophers like John Locke and George Berkeley as well as authors like Swift and Pope. These philosophers and authors belong to the Age of Reason because of their use of anti-emotional thought and the idea of Occam's razor. The use of Anti-emotional thought is shown the most in essays written by John Locke. Locke used an idea that he based
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to show that some of the Philosophers of the day are being stupid and dragging out some philosophical ideas.
Authors and philosophers of the age of reason lived in a time of uncertainty and mass confusion, which made ideas like materialism and Occam's Razor. Ideas like that brought out philosophers like Locke and Berkeley and authors like Swift and Pope to etch in our minds forever the ideas and theories of the age of reason.