Answer the Question: What is Enlightenment? (Illustrated) by Immanuel Kant

Answer the Question: What is Enlightenment? (Illustrated)

byImmanuel Kant, Timeless Books: Editor

Kobo ebook | June 24, 2015

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Immanuel Kant was a great philosopher and one of the founders of the modern system of philosophy. He is in the row with the greatest thinkers as Aristotle, Isaac Newton, John Locke, David Hume, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and John Stuart Mill. Their thoughts had strong influence on building the foundation of the United States and its endeavor of open society.

Kant published Answering the Question: What Is Enlightenment in 1784 and the essay received a great reply of leading intellectuals of this time with essays. This is one of Kant's most famous essays and has had the most impact on Enlightenment. Kant argued in the essay a lack of Enlightenment due not to their lack of intellect, but lack of courage. Kant further addressed the causes of a lack of enlightenment and gave the conditions to make it possible for people to enlighten themselves. He declared “For this Enlightenment nothing is required but freedom, namely the most harmless amongst all what may be called freedom, namely: to make use of one’s reason in all public use.” This is still true today for people in many countries including China and Russia to gain the true freedom and complete enlightenment phase before they can be peacefully integrated into the global society and make a great contribution to the world development.

Kant’s work produced great influence on modern philosophy and logic. His view became widely recognised as the foremost philosophical voice and his influence has been felt in nearly every field of the humanities and social sciences.

This book is one of the most important ones about philosophy and Enlightenment by Immanuel Kant, one of the greatest thinkers of modern philosophy on the planet.


Title:Answer the Question: What is Enlightenment? (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 24, 2015Publisher:www.WealthOfNation.comLanguage:English

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