posted by Mike .
I forgot to include these last two sentences. Thank you very much.
1.It fostered individualism, and wasn’t concerned with abstractions such as social justice, equality or fraternity.
2) Liberal thought influenced the new view of the world and affirmed free-will, salvation for all, the goodness of mankind, and its capacity for progress.
3) Optimism encouraged faith in progress. The Augustan were interested in real life. Virtue came to have two meanings.
4) Firstly, a disposition of benevolence towards oneself and the others. Secondly, a new interest in the culture of the heart, in man’s inner and emotional side.