Publication
Title
De ambiguïteit van de term 'radicale verlichting'
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Abstract
In this article I focus on a recent contrast first constructed by historians and subsequently by philosophers in the conceptual analysis of the concept 'Enlightenment'. Over the past few decades the concept radical Enlightenment has been opposed to that of a moderate variant. How are we to understand these concepts? In what way does the substantial meaning given to these two concepts determine our contemporary relation to the Enlightenment and above all determine which variant we are consciously or unconsciously propagating? My aim is to answer these questions in three steps. First, I try to chart the genealogical history of the recent concept 'radical Enlightenment'. Second, I look at the way philosophers, in reaction to the historians' findings, have made use of this term. Finally, I designate further avenues for research related to the term's denotative and performative use alike and take in a tentative way a position of my own.
Language
Dutch
Source (journal)
Tijdschrift voor philosophie. - Leuven, 1939 - 1961
Tijdschrift voor filosofie / Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte [Leuven] - Leuven, 1962, currens
Publication
Leuven : 2018
ISSN
0040-750X
Volume/pages
80:1(2018), p. 39-71
ISI
000438158500003
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 24.07.2021
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