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Kant's Public and Private Reason: A quick examination

Immanuel Kant’s essay “What is Enlightenment”[i] is an interesting study because its themes are the corner-stone of liberal democracies. It is an exploration of the use of public and private reason. 1,101 more words


What Is Enlightenment? - A Breakdown And Interpretation Of Immanuel Kant's Essay

I recently stumbled upon the writings of Immanuel Kant – The German Philosopher who largely influenced modern philosophy. I stumbled upon in particular, his essay, “What Is Enlightenment?” I was immediately intrigued by the title and read the whole thing twice to understand the religious underpinnings and philosophical ideology or message rather that he was trying to get across to people all over the world at that period of time. 1,186 more words