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Seeking Enlightenment
This paper examines "The Concept of Enlightenment" by Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno.
# 90475 | 1,350 words | 3 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Philosophy (General)


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In their essay, "The Concept of Enlightenment," authors Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno chart the process of humanity's efforts to better understand their place within existence, a process that Horkeimer and Adorno refer to as efforts to become enlightened through exploring the influences and, to varying degrees, the abandonment of the practices of mythology, magic and theology. This paper explores these issues in contrast with the Holocaust.

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"The current rise of science as a dominant world view and thus the method through which human beings are currently able to frame issues beyond their immediate range of experience and perception is, Horkeimer and Adorno believe, merely the latest dominant model through which human beings are seeking to explore the world and achieve a more enlightened state of mind."

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