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Enlightenment (European history) — Encyclopedia Britannica

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Alternate title: Aufklrung

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Enlightenment,French sicle des Lumires (Age of the Enlightened), German Aufklrung, a European intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th centuries in which ideas concerning God, reason, nature, and man were synthesized into a worldview that gained wide assent and that instigated revolutionary developments in art, philosophy, and politics. Central to Enlightenment thought were the use and the celebration of reason, the power by which man understands the universe and improves his own condition. The goals of rational man were considered to be knowledge, freedom, and happiness.

A brief treatment of the Enlightenment follows. For full treatment, see Europe, history of: The Enlightenment.

The powers and uses of reason had first been explored by the philosophers of ancient Greece, who discerned in the ordered regularity of nature the workings of an intelligent mind. Rome adopted and preserved much of Greek culture, notably including the ideas of a rational natural order and natural law. Amid the turmoil of empire, however, a new concern arose for personal salvation, and the way was paved for the triumph of the Christian religion. Christian thinkers gradually found uses for their Greco-Roman heritage. The system of thought known as Scholasticism, ... (200 of 1,028 words)

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The Edge of Enlightenment (Spirituality, Nonduality, Advaita) – Video

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The Edge of Enlightenment (Spirituality, Nonduality, Advaita)
This is simply a talk from You to You about You. You #39;re going to hear it. Is today the day you will accept what you hear?

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Enlightenment – Video

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Enlightenment
It #39;s not easy.

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Digital Enlightenment through an App and a Road-Trip

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The Experience People movement has arisen out of a social network app developed by New York-based startup Dooble. Its driving aim is to promote the concept of digital enlightenment and help wean modern society off its addiction to all things digital.

Serial entrepreneur Brian M. Hiss is taking a road trip across the United States in his van, with the aim of promoting what he calls the Digital Enlightenment Movement. Key to this, he believes, is (re-)learning how to get away from our digital tools and experience people. Along the way, Hiss is talking to lots of people about how we can stop digital having a negative effect on our social lives and humanity. This is not about banning modern information and communication technology, but we do need to avoid getting addicted, argues Hiss. Regarding the Dooble app, he explains: I set up Dooble because there was no social network in existence that allowed you to switch from online to offline. The app, designed to provide New Yorkers with curated content on experiences in their city they should go out and try embodying the Hiss philosophy of using digital to enhance real-world experiences is due to launch in other US cities soon. He sees Dooble as a way for hyper-connected people digital natives to revive their interest in having real-life encounters.

As Hiss pursues his evangelical mission across the US, he is accompanied by a team making a documentary intended to spread the word about Digital Enlightenment using a lot of electronic equipment. If this seems like a paradox it is not the only one, since Hiss is himself a tech buff. He is nevertheless determined to point out the negative social consequences that ICTs can have if not used sensibly and with moderation. He encourages digital natives to put their phones down, get out and experience the real world. For those who currently spend 40 minutes a day on Facebook the average in the United States Hiss suggests people wean themselves off their addiction little by little, cutting the time spent on posts, comments and likes to 20 minutes, which would free up a total of hundreds of hours a year for other activities. During his 20+ city trip, he is meeting people from the tech sector, startup founders and venture capitalists. From his native NYC he has so far travelled via Detroit, Toronto, Nashville and many other tech hubs and will finish this month with a run down through Silicon Valley via San Francisco and San Jose, ending in San Diego.

The Digital Enlightenment movement and its Experience People tour is, inter alia, an opportunity for Brian Hiss to forge local agreements and get Dooble better known. Hiss is in fact very well-known in the New York startup world. He was Chief Operating Officer of the Eats.com restaurant guide, which was later acquired by online ordering website delivery.com, before launching Dooble, already his eighth entrepreneurial adventure. His prominence in the tech world gives him considerable credibility in his mission to help people disengage somewhat from digital technology. What the tech pioneer is taking issue with is US Americans voracious use of technology and social networks, which he reckons swallow up too much time and commitment. Were over-consuming technology right now. Technology should aid the experience, not be the experience, he stresses. And although very few people would nowadays dispute the fact that digital technology has benefitted our well-being, often in surprising ways, Hiss still argues that technology will always lack human values.

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*~-.Switching Enhydro Gate Key.-~* Crystal specimens at Pure Crystalline Enlightenment. – Video

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*~-.Switching Enhydro Gate Key.-~* Crystal specimens at Pure Crystalline Enlightenment.
PCE - Pure Crystalline Enlightenment. This key is a very incredible find. There is spark of light and color glimmering inside the entire piece. If you can see it well enough look closely...

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. ? / Prof. Dr. Tobias Rosefeldt. What is Enlightenment? – Video

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. ? / Prof. Dr. Tobias Rosefeldt. What is Enlightenment?

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Life, Spirituality, Enlightenment, & Finding Happiness – Video

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Life, Spirituality, Enlightenment, Finding Happiness
Life, Spirituality, Enlightenment, Finding Happiness.

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The 'Blood Moon' Eclipse Was Quite A Show

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Here are some photos taken of the eclipse in the U.S., China and Nepal:

The eclipse as seen near the "Enlightenment Giving Power" statue by John Gelert, which sits at the top of the dome of the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, N.J. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

The eclipse as seen near the "Enlightenment Giving Power" statue by John Gelert, which sits at the top of the dome of the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, N.J.

The Earth's shadow begins to fall on the moon as it goes behind a weather vane shaped like a Spanish galleon on the Freedom Tower in Miami. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

The Earth's shadow begins to fall on the moon as it goes behind a weather vane shaped like a Spanish galleon on the Freedom Tower in Miami.

A photo taken using multiple exposures in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui province. Guo Chen/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

A photo taken using multiple exposures in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui province.

The moon glows red as it rises during a total lunar eclipse as seen in Kathmandu, Nepal. Narendra Shrestha/EPA/Landov hide caption

The moon glows red as it rises during a total lunar eclipse as seen in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The "blood moon" eclipse above the Washington Monument just before dawn on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C. Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times /Landov hide caption

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Great Gayathri Mantra 324 Chants For Enlightenment & Success Meditation & Success Study – Video

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Great Gayathri Mantra 324 Chants For Enlightenment Success Meditation Success Study.

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Joy S. Gilbert, 9-20-14 Pt 2 Enlightenment, Manifesting Omnipresence & Omniscience – Video

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Joy S. Gilbert, 9-20-14 Pt 2 Enlightenment, Manifesting Omnipresence Omniscience
Joy shares the concept of Crazy Wisdom known within Tibetan Buddhism and discusses how it is a natural manifestation of the Buddha Nature. In fact, someone who is Enlightened will naturally...

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