What is Enlightenment? (Part 4)

What is Enlightenment? by Immanuel Kant (Part 4) If we are asked, “Do we now live in an enlightened age?” the answer is, “No ,” but we do live in an age of enlightenment. As things now stand, much is lacking which prevents men from being, or easily becoming, capable of correctly using their own … Continue reading What is Enlightenment? (Part 4)

What is Enlightenment? (Part 2)

What is Enlightenment? by Immanuel Kant (Part 2) But be it noted that the public, which has first been brought under this yoke by their guardians, forces the guardians themselves to remain bound when it is incited to do so by some of the guardians who are themselves capable of some enlightenment – so harmful … Continue reading What is Enlightenment? (Part 2)

Do We Live In An Age Of Enlightenment

If we are asked, “Do we now live in an enlightened age?” the answer is, “No ,” but we do live in an age of enlightenment. As things now stand, much is lacking which prevents men from being or easily becoming. [Much prevents men from being] capable of correctly using their own reason in religious … Continue reading Do We Live In An Age Of Enlightenment

What is Enlightenment by Immanuel Kant

Enlightenment is man's release from his self-incurred tutelage. Tutelage s man's inability to make use of his understanding without direction from another. Self-incurred is this tutelage when its cause lies not in lack of reason but in lack of resolution and courage to use it without direction from another. Sapere aude! "Have courage to use … Continue reading What is Enlightenment by Immanuel Kant