Immanuel Kant on the Enlightenment Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Presents general reflections on Immanuel Kant's work, "What is Enlightenment?".
# 88539 | 1,125 words | 2 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in English (Analysis) , Philosophy (General)

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This essay discusses philosopher Immanuel Kant's approach to the Enlightenment as presented in his work, "What is Enlightenment". The author of the paper addresses the following questions: Why did Kant choose to address the Enlightenment as he did? Is his approach as narrow as it seems to be? What exactly was the Enlightenment? Was it arborescent or rhizomatic? Depending on how it is defined, what approach should be taken to this phenomenon?

From the Paper:

"The Enlightenment is an enigma in that it represents an abrupt transition from the thought of the preceding period with a subsequent transformation of all social and cultural institutions. Yet, Kant treats the Enlightenment by using an apparently very narrow focus which leads to numerous problems. "

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