Sunday, 23 January 2011

The nonsense of 'enlightenment values'

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How sick I am of hearing people say that they adhere to 'Enlightenment values'!

What nonsense!

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What was the Enlightenment but a bunch of intellectuals (albeit, some being creative geniuses - for what that is worth) abstractly theorizing along the lines of: wouldn't it be pleasant and useful if...?

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What was the Enlightenment but an extremely brief and unsustainable cultural transition between much more lasting cultural types?

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