The Enlightenment Was Not What You Were Told It Was

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  1. This video reminded me of my past reading of Gadamer’s Truth & Method where he critiques the Enlightenment’s “prejudice against prejudice.” Gadamer wanted to reestablish tradition whereas the Enlightenment wanted to break free from the past. The Enlightenment is really the Endarkenment as it strove to break free from tradition which made understanding and knowledge possible.

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