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

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How to Gain Enlightenment

For any single individual to work himself out of the life under tutelage which has become almost his nature is very difficult. He has come to be fond of his state, and he is for the present really incapable of making use of his reason, for no one has ever let him try it out. … Continue reading How to Gain 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