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Lecture

Enlightenment

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Department
Humanities
Course Code
HUMA 1780
Professor
Tanja Juric

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y Simplifying made this options possible quantify to seek way ofy If can rationalize it becomes truthThey ask How did we allow ourselves to degenerate into a state of barbarity totalitarianism and warfare What went wrong y 2 conceptions of reasonand now they influence notion of selfworld o instrumental reasondominant form of reason in a alienated world o focuses on selecting appropriate means route to a certain ends goal o reason as an instrumental gude us in attaining our ends oy objective reasonconcerned with the ends themselvesnot means to endso asks wheter our ends are rational ie are we deluding ourselves Where did Enlightenment go wrongGoal of Enlightment y to free us from fear of nature and to give us power over it y if nature beats us down we cannot meaningfully callourselv
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