325, enlightenment Kant
Enlighten- to give spiritual knowledge or insight. Greater knowledge.. The
enlightenment. Can be used in a religious context. Unam sanctum, theological
process. Bringing knowledge from the great chain of being. Secular
enlightenment, where it came from.
Aufklarung- emergence of humankind from self imposed immaturity. Process of
enlightenment. People accept authority and commands from others. People are
happy to be directed. Enlightenment is daring to know. - Kant. It is a challenge to
know what is happening now. What is the present life, who are we are? Who we
are is shaped by where we are.. Who are we, do we passively accept or do we
change the world?
An ontology of the present, an ontology of ourselves. Knowing who we are. What
is the basis of the present. Discover about ourselves instead of others informing
us. Enlightenment emphasized individual education. Education of experience
Enlightenment- progress, freedom, mastery
Progress - changing our focus. Looking at present state of the world.. -----
Introduction of the modern world. Progress is more subtle and more profound.
Need to find a dynamic element that leads to progress. What creates the drive for
progress.french revolution represents progress . Wishful enthusiasm for civil
freedom and peace. Humans have desire for freedom and for order and peace.
Gaining freedom will only occur in an environment with stability. Progress is a
measure of how much freedom and stability of our world. We create freedom
when we create stability. Progress is freedom and stability.
Freedom- In order for enlightenment to occur we need total freedom in the public
sphere. Must be able to explore the world. Freedom can be constrained in order
for enlightenment to progress. Enlightenment will involve a paradox. Freedoms
allows for peoe to develop and intellectual development. Sacrificing freedom gets
things done, need certain restriction of freedom. It prov