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*enlightenment-end of man’s childhood
*thinking for yourself instead of accepting received wisdom
*requires freedom to publicly reason-open inquiry
*negative-a freedom from interference-not always good
*positive-enables someone to do something
*public reason is okay, but private reason is not
*must follow your duty in your job but you can ask questions as a scholar
*freedom is a necessary right for humans
*by our nature, we don’t know everything, so to deny freedom of inquiry is to deny our nature
and the possibility of progress
*human nature-we’re fallible, but we can learn ...
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- Spring '11