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Synonyms for enlightenment

Synonyms for enlightenment

the condition of being informed spiritually

Synonyms for enlightenment

education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge

(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation

a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine

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But, for Ferrone, pride of place among those misunderstanding the Enlightenment goes to Foucault, and "the disturbing and insidious" yet flourishing "post modern skeptical stance that recognizes only narrative or rhetorical dimensions in historiography and rejects any claim to truth finding on its part" (64).
They analyze the reasons behind the anti-liberal and anti-democratic behavior of nationalists in nineteenth century Europe and provide a detailed perspective on how the intellectual roots of counter-Enlightenment in Europe emerged as a reaction to Western Enlightenment.
An analysis of the imperial, colonial, Enlightenment and gradually "modernizing" definition of "human" occupies an especially important place in the historical field, where it was defined in terms of gender, race, use of reason, obedience to the law, religious configurations and the productive use of land and property--its universalizing principle and political expansion tied to the idea of law/civilization/modernity (Suarez-Krabbe, Schacherreiter).
The intellectual project of the Enlightenment is itself not developed in any detail.
The Enlightenment was "the laboratory of modernity.
A further merit of the book is that it makes good the lack of a proper survey of the German Enlightenment in English.
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Synopsis: "The Psychic & Spiritual Awareness Manual: A Guide to DIY Enlightenment" was specifically written by author and enlightenment expert Kevin West for people who wish to develop their psychic and spiritual awareness in a very practical way.
Although Edward Said's Orientalism (1978) focuses mainly on Europe's self-serving nineteenth-century version of instrumentalized knowledge, the account resonates with critiques that implicate the Enlightenment, including Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer's account of its quick march to fascism and death camps in the twentieth century and Michel Foucault's critique of the Enlightenment as a facade for will-to-power.
Before his death in 2006, Robert Wokler sought to collect some of his seminal essays on Rousseau and the Enlightenment and publish them in one volume.
And the Enlightenment didn't end in 1800, as standard accounts say, but continued into the 19th century and beyond.
Enlightenment Cosmopolitanism, edited by David Adams and Galin Tihanov.
Clifford Siskin and William Warner (eds), This Is Enlightenment, The University of Chicago Press, 2010, pp.
Enlightenment Ain't What It's Cracked Up to Be pairs a memoir of Robert K.