In Light of the Enlightenment

Fleming, John V.
June 2013
American Scholar;Summer2013, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p12
Academic Journal
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.


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