GUIDING QUESTIONS 8.30-9.1

GUIDING QUESTIONS 8.30-9.1 - The Enlightenment Critique...

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The Enlightenment Critique 8/30/2011 Lecture/Discussion : 1. How did Kant describe Enlightenment to the Berlin newspaper in 1783? What are some of the reasons why the period of Enlightenment is considered in league with the beginnings of “modernity”? 2. Why is the Enlightenment considered to be a period of economic and ideological expansion? What changes took place? What was the status of the poor in Enlightenment society? 3. List some of the varied responses of Enlightenment thinkers to the long-standing primacy of religion. How have later historians understood the effect of the period on the Christian tradition? Finally, what was the status of religious toleration during the period? 4. Describe the reaction of Enlightenment writers to foreign colonies and to their inhabitants. Reading : 1. What does Kant mean by the terms “minor” and “guardian” and how does this relate to his overall understanding of the need for Enlightenment? What is the difference, for Kant, between the “public” and “private” use of one’s reason? 2.
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GUIDING QUESTIONS 8.30-9.1 - The Enlightenment Critique...

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