The Enlightenment was not an "Enlightened Age"

If it is now asked, "Do we presently live in an enlightened age?" the answer is, "No, but we do live in an age of enlightenment." As matters now stand, a great deal is still lacking in order for men as a whole to be, or even to put themselves into a position to be able without external guidance to apply understanding confidently to religious issues. But we do have clear indications that the way is now being opened for men to proceed freely in this direction and that the obstacles to general enlightenment--to their release from their self-imposed immaturity--are gradually diminishing. In this regard, this age is the age of enlightenment, the century of Frederick.


The Enlightenment is a journey not a destination.

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 What is Enlightenment?
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Brochure/Pamphlet:  Kant, Immanuel (1784), What is Enlightenment?, Retrieved on 2011-05-30
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