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  • For the last three centuries the West has been living with an illusion of Enlightenment. Writing in 1784, when Sapere Aude! appeared to many as the most fashionable motto to celebrate reason triumphant, Kant was well aware that his was an Age of Enlightenment and not an ‘Enlightened Age’. Enthused with the general optimism of the time as he was, he saw – in the alluring freedom under Frederick, obstacles to Enlightenment ‘gradually diminishing’, shekels…

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