H5-Fall10+Lecture+12+Outline

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History 5, Fall 2010 Outline: Lecture XII p. 1 5 October 2010 The Enlightenment: Daring to Know and its Difficulties Prelude: The Invention of Religion in the Eighteenth Century: the case of Bernard  Picart’s  Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde  (1723-1743) (Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the  World   I.  The Enlightenment: What, when, where A.  “Enlightenment is… the liberation of man from his self-caused state of  immaturity. Immaturity is the incapacity of using one’s understanding without the  guiding direction of another--- Sapere aude ! Dare to use your understanding: this  is the motto of the Enlightenment” – Immanuel Kant, 1784 Enlightenment [is] related to theoretical matters: to (objective) rational  knowledge and to (subjective) facility in rational reflection about matters of  human life, according to their importance and influence on the destiny of man… [T]he  destiny of man [is] the measure and goal of all our striving and efforts
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