Category: Culture

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Enlightenment and the Idea of Progress

  The Enlightenment is an umbrella term used to describe the 18th century philosophy with revolutionary and rationalist characteristics that emerged in various intellectual centers of...

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Kant and the Age of Enlightenment

  In 1784, Kant wrote an essay called “What is Enlightenment?”, in which he defined the term ‘Enlightenment’ and analyzed the reasons for its emergence and...

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Enlightened Absolutism

  Enlightenment was a time of radical rationalization and liberalization of the Western thought in the 18th century. With the religion rapidly fading away from the...

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A Short History of Berlin

  Two medieval merchant settlements on the banks of the Spree, in the area of ​​today’s district center – here the German capital has its origin....

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Alexander von Humboldt

  Alexander von Humboldt was in 1769 in Berlin. He was born to Alexander Georg, a Prussian officer and chamberlain, and Elizabeth Colomb. Alexander was the...

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Wilhelm von Humboldt

  Wilhelm von Humoldt was born to a noble Prussian family on 22 June 1767 in Potsdam. Wilhelm, who was also the brother of famous Alexander...

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Hegel: A Biography

  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, as a child of an officer, was born in Stuttgart on August 27, 1770. Having studied on theology in Tübingen, he...

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Enlightenment and German Idealism

  Enlightenment was an intellectual movement which concerned such things as God, Nature, Human beings, Reason etc. Center of the Enlightenment thought were the use of...