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Unformatted text preview: Kant’s Enlightenment Enlightenment during the time of Immanuel Kant was one of revolution. Through emerging from oneself, where people had an opportunity to be released into the world and mature under one’s own guidance. So one could find freedom from oppression and gain self- reliance. For once people were not fighting another but the establishment, who had contained their development for so long. Kant proposed three obstacles from attaining enlightenment as fear, laziness, and guidance. For an individual to achieve enlightenment, one must become fearless, to overcome the personal obstacles of oppression and break free from the forced immaturity. One must understand Kant’s concept of enlightenment, as the ability to mature and break free from being contained. To gain courage and conquer the obstacle of fear, this fear almost can almost be described as having cancer. For this disease can conquer an individual much like the rule of a tyrant. A person with this disease cannot concede to this fear and let it take over, because there is tyrant....
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2008 for the course ENG 1130 taught by Professor Mello during the Spring '08 term at Toledo.
- Spring '08