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Michel Foucault. What is Enlightenment ? (Complete Text)

“What is Enlightenment ?” (“Qu’est-ce que les Lumières ?”), in Rabinow (P.), éd., The Foucault Reader, New York, Pantheon Books, 1984, pp. 32-50.

 

Today when a periodical asks its readers a question, it does so in order to collect opinions on some subject about which everyone has an opinion already; there is not much likelihood of learning anything new. 6,929 more words

Essay

Brightened Day

Immanuel Kant was born in 1724 in Konigsberg and passed away in 1804 in Konigsberg. Konigsberg is located in Eastern Prussia. He was a rationalist and a disciple of Christian von Wolff, (Known as the most eminent philosopher. 1,183 more words

Working Thoughts

Back to Satori

Satori, Enlightenment and Knowledge

There is an important distinction to be made here, between Satori – the experience of complete and total freedom, and Enlightenment, a more general state, which is assumed to be permanent – not a mere experience that might come and go. 764 more words

Zen

12 Reasons to Not Awaken

There are so many articles online about why you should awaken, but so few that examine why you shouldn’t. This forms part of the “welcome the good, ignore the bad” narrative formed by the hijacking of the spiritual/New Age by the positivist pop-psychology movement and leads to awakening having some kind of mythical superhuman status. 1,121 more words

Spirituality