TITLE

In Light of the Enlightenment

AUTHOR(S)
Fleming, John V.
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
American Scholar;Summer2013, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a series of thoughts and questions posed by U.S. author and professor John V. Fleming concerning the benefits of studying the Age of Reason, also called the Enlightenment, as of Summer 2013. Fleming discusses the Enlightenment as an age of letter writing and how electronic communication might amplify and undermine the Enlightenment system. He also poses questions as to how poets might respond to contemporary developments of new scientific fields. Fleming also asks if historical change and an increase in learning and knowledge have answered a premise proffered by philosopher Immanuel Kant concerning human reason.
ACCESSION #
88087928

 

Related Articles

  • Basic Issues in Kant's Moral and Political Thought. Blitz, Mark // Political Science Reviewer;2001, Vol. 30, p103 

    Discusses several issues concerning the moral and political thought of philosopher Immanuel Kant. Views of Kant on morality, as discussed in his book `Groundwork'; Nature of a moral reason; Discussion on the connection between reason and body.

  • Foregrounding Desire: A Defense of Kant's Incorporation Thesis. Schapiro, Tamar // Journal of Ethics;Sep2011, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p147 

    In this paper I defend Kant's Incorporation Thesis, which holds that we must 'incorporate' our incentives into our maxims if we are to act on them. I see this as a thesis about what is necessary for a human being to make the transition from 'having a desire' to 'acting on it'. As such, I...

  • ACERCA DE LA COSA EN SÍ COMO CAUSA DE LA AFECCIÓN SENSIBLE. BEADE, ILEANA // Signos Filosóficos;ene-jun2010, Issue 23, p9 

    The Kantian remarks concerning the thing in itself as cause of the sensitive affection are certainly problematic, since they seem to contradict the Critical principle that states the unknowability of things in themselves, and seem to involve, on the other hand, an illegitimate use of the...

  • Why Google Isn't Making Us Stupid… or Smart. Wellmon, Chad // Hedgehog Review;Spring2012, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p66 

    The article discusses the effect that readily available online information and information overload has on human culture, history, and education, and addresses the question of whether the search engine Google is making people stupid. The author discusses the history of information dissemination,...

  • Reason and Tradition. Will, Frederick L. // Modern Age;Spring1983, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p171 

    Deals with the view that reason is independent of tradition. Strands interwoven in civilized societies; Obstacle to philosophical enlightenment and to philosophically enlightened practical action; Significance of the distributive aspect of reason.

  • In Praise of Harmony: The Kantian Imperative and Hegelian Sittlichkeit As the Principle and Substance of Moral Conduct in Sport. Osterhoudt, Robert G. // Journal of the Philosophy of Sport;Sep1976, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p65 

    This article examines the Kantian categorical imperatives, by German philosopher Immanuel Kant, which provide a principle for moral conduct in sports. Also discussed is Hegelian Sittlichkeit, by German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, which provides life and substance to the Kantian...

  • A Kantian Approach to Codes of Ethics. L'Etang, Jacquie // Journal of Business Ethics;Oct92, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p737 

    The paper discusses whether codes of ethics are Kantian notions through an analysis of their intention and structure. The article also discusses some of the ideas put forward by William Starr in his article, `Codes of Ethics -- Towards a Rule-Utilitarian Justification', Journal of Business...

  • Eighteenth-Century Philosophy: INTRODUCTION. R. H. P. // Columbia History of Western Philosophy;1999, p422 

    The article presents an introduction to the sixth chapter of the book "The Columbia History of Western Philosophy," edited by Richard H. Popkin.

  • The Enlightenment 'Project'.  // Wilson Quarterly;Winter2001, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p109 

    Presents an excerpt from the article `The Enlightenment `Project,' from the October 6, 2000 issue of the `Times Literary Supplement.'

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics