9-20-10 - *enlightenment-end of man’s childhood*thinking...

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Unformatted text preview: 9-20-10 *enlightenment-end of man’s childhood *thinking for yourself instead of accepting received wisdom *requires freedom to publicly reason-open inquiry *freedom *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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