Topic: Which concept of Enlightenment do you prefer, and why?
Including Kant, Foucault, and the authors of the essays in Artforum, we have read a number of philosophical views on the concept of ENLIGHTENMENT.
Which concept of Enlightenment do you prefer, and why? Would you alter your preferred concept in some way? Which concept is more relevant today, and how so? What is the balance between individual enlightenment and public or social enlightenment?
In answering all these interrelated questions, be sure to explain what ENLIGHTENMENT is as precisely as you can.
Discuss the pros and cons of at least two views of enlightenment in addition to your preferred view (so that’s three views total).
Remember to give reasons in your explanation and analysis.
If you say you think/believe X, then continue: “I think X, because…” And when you give your reasons, then also imagine, as a way to develop your thinking through a dialog, how any of the other philosopheiqurs you are discussing might respond.SHOW LESS