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Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment? by Immanuel Kant

Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?

by Immanuel Kant

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Download this essay by German philosopher Immanuel Kant. One of the last Enlightenment philosophers, Kant puts forth his definition of Enlightenment, in reference to the question about what had occurred during the Age of Enlightenment in 18th century Europe and America. Kant feels that it was not a social movement adopted by the masses, but rather an individual movement where certain persons gained the courage to think for themselves and to argue against the paternalism of institutions which were heretofore unquestioned. Kant sees the freedom of reasoning and argumentation as central to the Age of Enlightenment, but this revolution of independent thought can only be achieved through an individual's striving for intellectual maturity. Download this free essay on MP3 exclusively through LearnOutLoud.com.

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The way it should be read
Reviewer robwin007
 September 24, 2020
Whoever the narrator of this short representation of Immanuel Kant's What is Enlightenment; should read all his works. I am spoiled to this cadence, and no other seems to appeal to me. Indeed not to a degree where I can inhale the intent of Kant, as I do with this narrated work.
Who is this narrator?

very good
Reviewer wallababalanga
 February 22, 2011
Every one should read this very good.

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