Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | April 30, 2010

Enlightenment’s program was the disenchantment of the world


Enlightenment, understood in the widest sense as the advance of thought, has always aimed at liberating human beings from fear and installing them as masters. Yet the wholly enlightened earth is radiant with triumphant calamity. Enlightenment’s program was the disenchantment of the world ….!

What is ironic in western Enlightenment is this that under its spell or more correctly under the influence of science ruled by Industrialists human beings have discarded meaning (we see it in our way of life). The concept is replaced by the formula. Causality was only the last philosophical concept on which scientific criticism tested its strength. –Adorno slightly modified

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