Generalizing ideas based on many observations. Reason is us being able to see patterns of the practical world.
Ie. If you train someone for a particular profession then they’re going to act in a certain way.
Reason is also
The simple power of improvement.
Reason in the soul leads to perfection.
Reason in society leads to progress.
Reason allows use to perfect our souls and makes it more moral. Reason operates at a social level and goes through a level process.
Enlightenment of reason will
Move species closer to God's will. It is not inevitable but it may be irreversible. Reason is what allows for enlightenment. It is the driving force and moves species forward.
Systematic blockage of the development of reason
Ex. riches or servitude.
Being stuck in the old world, men and women can be degraded except middle class).
Middle Class Men
Have “the most virtue and abilities.” All humans—including women—should have these opportunities.: The people who enter the public realm and show what they can do. These are goods things and we should make them more widely available. Middle class women have the greatest chance of not degrading their souls.