Human and Solemn Peace Treaties. Essay

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Dr. Cox
8/25/2013

A) “Enlightenment is the human being’s emergence from his self-incurred minority.”
1) Minority is being unable to put one’s one thoughts and beliefs to use without being swayed from an outside source.
2) Enlightenment encouraged people to put forth their own understanding for use.
B) “It is so comfortable to be a minor!”
1) We are often too afraid to dare to put our own beliefs out on displace due to the punishments that we have earlier endured.
2) Earlier consequences have frightened us away from any further attempt.
3) We are so used to being a minor. Straying from the pack is something that no longer seems appealing to us.
C) “… The minority that has become almost nature to him.”
1) Seeing others succeed may get our curiosity running, but we’ll still fail to venture from our definition of modernity.
2) Only few succeed by allowing themselves to walk confidently and freely from the crowd.
D) “Thus a public can achieve enlightenment only slowly.”
1) A revolution will never be meant to influence or change one’s way of thinking.
2) They are used to serve as new ideas to bind the massive amount of minorities.
E) “Everywhere there are restrictions on freedom.”
1) The majority of the time we are told to not argue but instead do. We aren’t always given the opportunity to express our beliefs; instead we are simply forced to do whatever it may be.
2) Scholars have complete freedom to express their thoughts no matter how inappropriate they may be.
3) People want to see the scholars’ mistake, while we are often afraid of making and learning from our own.
4) In some cases the guardians of the people should be minors due to the lack of appropriateness that may be within their beliefs.
F) “Such a contract, concluded to keep all further enlightenment away from the human race forever, is absolutely null and void, even if it were ratified by the supreme power, by imperial diets and by the most solemn peace treaties.”
1) Restricting our ability to freely express our ideas and opinions is considered unconstitutional.
2) We have the ability to venture from the minority, but we are unable to gain the courage that it…