Philosophically Speaking: What is Enlightenment?

What is Enlightenment? “The Age of Enlightenment, sometimes called the Age of Reason, refers to the time of the guiding intellectual movement, called The Enlightenment. It covers about a century and a half in Europe, beginning with the publication of Francis Bacon‘s Novum Organum (1620) and ending with Immanuel Kant‘s Critique of Pure Reason (1781). From the perspective of socio-political phenomena, the period is considered to...

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Birth, Race, Religion, Culture, Colour, and Happiness

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” —Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) Who does not want to be happy? People’s “search for happiness” rarely take into consideration their...

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