Ideas of Immanuel Kant on the Threshold of New Enlightenment

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The article offers the analysis of I. Kant’s ideas in the light of the author’s conception of the «New Enlightenment». «To get enlightened», according to I. Kant, is not a right, but a duty of humanity. The «Old Enlightenment» has not come to an end as a historical era; it will be replaced with the «New Enlightenment» in the 21th century. The main features of the «New Enlightenment» are 1) the protection of reason from irrationalism; 2)

A M Orekhov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: orekhovandrey@yandex.ru
Department of Social Philosophy Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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