An Understanding of Enlightenment

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Essay #: 068652
Total text length is 26,882 characters (approximately 18.5 pages).

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The beginning:
An Understanding of Enlightenment
In a previous work, we looked at what personal enlightenment entailed and discussed a number of scholars who appear to offer their own nuanced understanding of the term. The ensuing paper will extend upon that previous discussion and will address several essays penned by the likes of
Bataille
, Foucault, Heidegger, Benjamin, Derrida and Marcuse. Although only six readings need to be explored, additional sources – all culled from the materials of the aforementioned authors – will be brought into the next several pages to reinforce certain continuities or to illustrate certain basic themes that appear especially apt and pertinent. Along the way, the paper shall look at how each of the authors contributes to...
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Bataille
, George. “Sacrifice, the festival and the principles of the sacred world.” Pp.210-219 (additional information not provided).
Benjamin, Walter. “Critique of violence.” Pp.277-300 (additional information not provided).
Derrida, Jacques. “Force of law.” Pp.3-37 (additional information not provided).
Foucault, Michel. “7 January 1976.” Pp.1-21 (additional information not provided).
Foucault, Michel. “14 January, 1976.” Pp.23-41 (additional information not provided).
Heidegger, Martin. “the end of philosophy and the task of thinking?” pp.55-73 (additional information not provided).
Marcuse, Herbert. “Some social implications of modern technology.” Pp.138-162 (additional information not provided).