Unformatted text preview: because he is not accustomed to that kind of free motion,” meaning that only a few people can truly be free by freeing themselves from their ineptitude and accomplish the goal of a steady pace in life and in reason. Kant talks about the differences between public and private reason. He says that the public use of reason is what brings about enlightenment, compared to the private use, which often restricts the process of Enlightenment. He calls those who use their reason publicly are most often scholars, compared to those who use reason privately as civil servants or workers. This use of the idea of reason shows that Enlightenment comes with freedom. Kant believes that if a man has freedom, enlightenment is sure to follow. Freedom binds...
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- Spring '08
- John Locke, Age of Enlightenment, Reason