Public use of reason, communication and religious change

Romulus Brancoveanu


In this essay I intend to explore the relationship between the enlightenment and communication in Kant and those ideas through which he construes the enlightenment not as a process focused on the rationalization of the individual but as a collective one that require communication. In this context I will show the role that Kant gives to the idea of change in religion both as organization and doctrine. The basis of this approach is to reconsider the core of Kant’s distinction between public use of reason and private use of reason and link it thus clarified, to questions raised by religious change.


enlightenment, communication, public use of reason, private use of reason, polemical use of reason, religious change, emancipation, immaturity

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