Immanuel Kant what is enlightenment

Immanuel Kant what is enlightenment
Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724 โ€“ 12 February 1804), born Emanuel Kant, was a German philosopher. He is widely considered to be a central figure of modern philosophy. He argued that fundamental concepts structure human experience, and that reason is the source of morality. His thought continues to have a major influence in contemporary thought, especially the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and aesthetics.
Enlightenment refers to the “full comprehension of a situation”.

Immanuel Kant what is enlightenment

immanuel kant what is enlightenment
Immanuel Kant what is enlightenment

Enlightenment is manโ€™s leaving his self-caused immaturity. Immaturity is the incapacity to use one’s intelligence without the guidance of another. Such immaturity is self-caused if it is not caused by lack of intelligence, but by lack of determination and courage to use one’s intelligence without being guided by another. Sapere Aude! Have the courage to use your own intelligence! is therefore the motto of the enlightenment.
– Immanuel Kant

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  1. If that was posted on the wall of the UN I don’t think a single world leader would be able to look at it without running off in shame. Excellent quote from a brilliant mind.

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  2. simple quotes Kant, โ€œfull comprehension of a situationโ€. write more please about enlightment.

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  3. Just on the surface, he seems to be putting way more faith in the human being than seems reasonable. But he’s the philosopher, not me ๐Ÿ™‚

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