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  Enlightenment - Beauty at your fingertips
Enlightenment is the building blocks to create beautiful applications.
Enlightenment, or simply e, is a group of people trying to make a new generation of software.
CVS has been a bit slow for the last few weeks due to other responsiblities of the developers but things are starting to pick back up again.
enlightenment.org   (156 words)

  
  Age of Enlightenment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Enlightenment began then, from the belief in a rational, orderly and comprehensible universe—then proceeded, in stages, to form a rational and orderly organization of knowledge and the state, such as what is found in the idea of Deism.
The Enlightenment was a time when the solar system was truly "discovered": with the accurate calculation of orbits, such as Halley's comet, the discovery of the first planet since antiquity, Uranus by William Herschel, and the calculation of the mass of the Sun using Newton's theory of universal gravitation.
Alternatively, the Enlightenment was used as a powerful symbol to argue for the supremacy of rationalism and rationalization, and therefore any attack on it is connected to despotism and madness, for example in the writings of Gertrude Himmelfarb and Robert Nozick.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Age_of_Enlightenment   (4802 words)

  
 The Enlightenment by Roger Jones
The characteristics of the Enlightenment are a scepticism towards the doctrines of the church, individualism, a belief in science and the experimental method, the use of reason, that education could be a catalyst of social change and the demand for political representation.
The thinkers associated with the Enlightenment include d'Holbach (1723-89) and the Encyclopedists in France, David Hume (1711-76) in Scotland and Kant in Germany.
The Enlightenment can be understood as the culmination of the move away from the authority and dogmatism of the mediaeval and the awakening of modernity.
www.philosopher.org.uk /enl.htm   (1964 words)

  
 The Age of the Enlightenment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was the Enlightenment, not the Reformation or the Renaissance that dislodged the ecclesiastical establishment from central control of cultural and intellectual life.
The Enlightenment rescued history from the antiquarians and the philologists: Voltaire, Hume, and Gibbon.
Enlightenment historians applied the whole culture of their age to the past.
mars.wnec.edu /~grempel/courses/wc2/lectures/enlightenment.html   (2423 words)

  
 Realization.org: What Is Enlightenment?
Enlightenment is the state in which you are permanently free from identification with your ego.
Enlightenment is the gradual or sudden Recognition of what Reality is, and of who we are, at a fundamental, essential level.
Enlightenment is the realization of the truth of the fact that Advaita (nonduality) is not a state where you can take shelter escaping Dvaita (duality) but rather it is unconditional acceptance of the totality of duality with all the consequences.
www.realization.org /page/doc0/doc0001.htm   (770 words)

  
 Enlightenment
Buddha also concerned with bringing the ancient theme of enlightenment back to mankind is considered to be the 9th incarnation of Vishnu.
Kalki’s divine mission is to close Kaliyuga, the current degenerate age of darkness and ignorance, to usher in a new cycle of ages called the Golden Age or Satyayuga, and to liberate all of mankind from suffering (bring enlightenment to all of mankind).
Enlightenment is in fact a very natural state of consciousness.
www.esc.auckland.ac.nz /people/staff/rmel005/enlightenment.html   (2558 words)

  
 Enlightenment. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Encyclopédie of Denis Diderot epitomized the spirit of the Age of Enlightenment, or Age of Reason, as it is also called.
Foremost in France among proponents of the Enlightenment were baron de Montesquieu, Voltaire, and comte de Buffon; Baron Turgot and other physiocrats; and Jean Jacques Rousseau, who greatly influenced romanticism.
Czar Peter I of Russia anticipated the trend, and Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II was the prototype of the enlightened despot; others were Frederick II of Prussia, Catherine II of Russia, and Charles III of Spain.
www.bartleby.com /65/en/Enlighte.html   (597 words)

  
 Sudden or Gradual Enlightenment
The Enlightenment experience is a singularly intense experience which tells one his or her place in the scheme of things.
Enlightenment is merely becoming conscious that one is already in the unconditional state of Nirvana.
Sudden Enlightenment may come to one, but unless he or she is prepared to recognize it, and even more importantly to integrate it into his or her everyday psychological being, it will almost certainly come only to slip away.
www.angelfire.com /electronic/awakening101/sudgrad2.html   (2971 words)

  
 Enlightenment - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
In their controversial and devastating analysis of the contemporary western society, "Dialectic of Enlightenment" (1947), Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer developed a wider, and more pessimistic concept of enlightenment.
Enlightenment as a concept, is related to the Buddhist Bodhi.
The "age of enlightenment" is a proverbial time of maturing in people -- roughly around the age of 18 years -- when the illusions of childhood lift, and one is left with greater self-awareness and understanding of their own roles and responsibilities in the world.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Enlightenment   (755 words)

  
 Kant's "What Is Enlightenment"
Nothing is required for this enlightenment, however, except freedom; and the freedom in question is the least harmful of all, namely, the freedom to use reason publicly in all matters.
A man may put off enlightenment with regard to what he ought to know, though only for a short time and for his own person; but to renounce it for himself, or, even more, for subsequent generations, is to violate and trample man's divine rights underfoot.
In this regard, this age is the age of enlightenment, the century of Frederick.
www.english.upenn.edu /~mgamer/Etexts/kant.html   (1750 words)

  
 EducationGuardian.co.uk | Books | The Enlightenment by Roy Porter
For Kant, Enlightenment was mankind's final coming of age, the emancipation of the human consciousness from an immature state of ignorance and error.
Reason alone (Enlighteners were believed to believe) would afford a total knowledge of man, society, Nature and the cosmos; would enable them to mount a critique of the political and religious status quo; and, above all, would provide the foundations for a utopian future.
And this highly variegated quality of the Enlightenment must be borne in mind when we come to assess the true impact and significance of the 'siècle des lumières'.
education.guardian.co.uk /higher/books/story/0,10595,514622,00.html   (2887 words)

  
 Enlightenment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Enlightenment (concept), a concept in mysticism, philosophy and psychology
Age of Enlightenment, a period in European history
Enlightenment (X window manager), an X Window System window manager
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Enlightenment   (126 words)

  
 Enlightenment - Discover your eternal True Self with FREE Meditation to get Enlightenment
Enlightenment is the process of knowing what is greater than life, what is greater than the things we can see with our physical eyes, or touch with our physical instruments.
We have many prejudices, many so-called preconceived ideas about life, about enlightenment, about religion, about how we should lead our lives, about how religious people should be, about how an enlightened Master should lead his or her life, about how he or she should dress, eat and even speak.
Anyone who is enlightened is the embodiment of the scriptures; they understand any scripture thoroughly and correctly.
godsdirectcontact.us /com/spiritualpractice/Enlightenment.htm   (1544 words)

  
 Enlightenment on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ENLIGHTENMENT [Enlightenment] term applied to the mainstream of thought of 18th-century Europe and America.
Foremost in France among proponents of the Enlightenment were baron de Montesquieu, Voltaire, and comte de Buffon ; Baron Turgot and other physiocrats ; and Jean Jacques Rousseau, who greatly influenced romanticism.
Shakti Gawain is a pioneer of the New Age movement whose books were considered among the must-reads of enlightenment long before the movement became mainstream.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/enlighte_aninternationalsystemofthought.asp   (1142 words)

  
 The Enlightenment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indeed, it is one of the hallmarks of the Enlightenment.
Today the Enlightenment is often viewed as a historical anomaly, a brief moment when a number of thinkers infatuated with reason vainly supposed that the perfect society could be built on common sense and tolerance, a fantasy which collapsed amid the Terror of the French Revolution and the triumphal sweep of Romanticism.
Religious thinkers repeatedly proclaim the Enlightenment dead, Marxists denounce it for promoting the ideals and power of the bourgeoisie at the expense of the working classes, postcolonial critics reject its idealization of specifically European notions as universal truths, and postructuralists reject its entire concept of rational thought.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~brians/hum_303/enlightenment.html   (3548 words)

  
 The Enlightenment, the French Revolution and Napoleon Electronic Passport web page
The Enlightenment was a movement of thinkers who believed that science could explain everything in nature.
His students continued to discuss his teachings and in time, the ideas of using observations and measurement were to become the root of modern science.
The thinkers of the Enlightenment encouraged people to use science to explore nature and to question what they had always accepted without questioning.
www.mrdowling.com /705french.html   (283 words)

  
 Enlightenment Intensives
The Enlightenment Intensive is a 3, 4 or 7 Day residential workshop dedicated to helping individuals explore reality and come into conscious union with Truth.
On an Enlightenment Intensive, participants practice a unique combination of contemplation and communication, which leads to dramatically increased consciousness, personal growth and not infrequently, the resolution of the question through direct experience.
Most importantly, Enlightenment Intensives are an environment where communication and contact between individuals gives rise to high levels of understanding, compassion and support.
members.shaw.ca /murei   (408 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Radical Enlightenment : Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750 : Books: Jonathan I. Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Enlightenment played a part in this revolutionary process, which effectively overthrew all justification for monarchy, aristocracy, and ecclesiastical power, as well as man's dominance over woman, theological dominance of education, and slavery.
Professor Israel identifies three separate strains of moderate enlightenment: Cartesianism, the monadic philosophy of Leibniz and Wolff, and the deism and empiricism of Locke and Newton.
It ought really to have been called Spinoza and the Enlightenment, since it is almost wholly devoted to his influence: all later Enlightenment thinkers of whatever nation are discussed almost exclusively in terms of the extent to which they were in agreement or disagreement with him.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0198206089?v=glance   (3027 words)

  
 A new gallery: Enlightenment: Discovering the world in the Eighteenth century   (Site not responding. Last check: )
'Enlightenment' is a rich new exhibition using thousands of objects from the Museum's collection to show how people understood their world in the Age of Enlightenment.
During Easter week, visitors to the Enlightenment Gallery were delighted to meet and learn from three fascinating 18th-century characters: Sir Hans Sloane, Mrs Emma Hart and Omai, a visitor from Tahiti.
The King's Library was restored and the Enlightenment exhibition installed through the generosity of Simon Sainsbury, The Wolfson Foundation and Francis Finlay and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Pidem Fund, The British Museum Friends, The John Ellerman Foundation and many others.
www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk /enlightenment   (448 words)

  
 IMMANUEL KANT   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A contract of this kind,concluded with a view to preventing all further enlightenment of mankind for ever, is absolutely null and void, even if it is ratified by the supreme power, by Imperial Diets and the most solemn peace treaties.
But to renounce such enlightenment completely, whether for his own person or even more so for later generations, means violating and trampling underfoot the sacred rights of mankind.
He deserves to be praised by a grateful present and posterity as the man who first liberated mankind from immaturity (as far as government is concerned), and who left all men free to use their own reason in all matters of conscience.
ethics.acusd.edu /Books/Kant/Enlightenment/what-is-enlightenmentKant.htm   (2395 words)

  
 The European Enlightenment
"The advent of the Enlightenment had suddenly changed the rules of Western society from one where brute force constituted power to one where intelligence and reason were the admired and powerful traits.
The fact is that the academic left are as truly the children of the Enlightenment as ever the scientists are.
Certain thinkers and writers, primarily in London and Paris, believed that they were more enlightened than their compatriots and set out to enlighten them.
doggo.tripod.com /doggenli.html   (1137 words)

  
 Enlightenment 17 Review - Yet Another Linux Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: )
My only complaints were that Enlightenment seemed a bit short on conveniences such as launchers, so I ended up running GNOME stripped down to one panel and the main menu with E16 as the window manager.
Meanwhile, I read the descriptions of the new "desktop shell" that the Enlightenment crew was working on, dubbed Enlightenment DR17 (or E17, as I'll refer to it from here on) and thought it sounded like exactly what I wanted.
On their homepage (www.enlightenment.org), the Enlightenment team states "We believe your desktop should not be an eyesore.
linux-blog.org /index.php?/archives/99-Enlightenment-17-Review.html   (4744 words)

  
 Enlightenment
The first prize is Enlightenment - ultimate wisdom to gain one’s heart’s desire, and some of the more devious crews will stop at nothing in order to claim it.
The crystal palace of the Enlighteners is now within sight, but the Buccaneer has hoisted her moonrakers and is pulling up, challenging Striker for first place.
The Enlighteners -- the Black and White Guardians -- appear in the stateroom with the prize, and the Black Guardian crows over his victory.
www.drwhoguide.com /who_6h.htm   (4019 words)

  
 The Enlightenment
Indeed, it is one of the hallmarks of the Enlightenment.
Today the Enlightenment is often viewed as a historical anomaly, a brief moment when a number of thinkers infatuated with reason vainly supposed that the perfect society could be built on common sense and tolerance, a fantasy which collapsed amid the Terror of the French Revolution and the triumphal sweep of Romanticism.
Religious thinkers repeatedly proclaim the Enlightenment dead, Marxists denounce it for promoting the ideals and power of the bourgeoisie at the expense of the working classes, postcolonial critics reject its idealization of specifically European notions as universal truths, and postructuralists reject its entire concept of rational thought.
www.wsu.edu /~brians/hum_303/enlightenment.html   (3548 words)

  
 Enlightenment
Enlightenment is the direct perception of the mind-moments between world projections.
A practiced meditator is no more surprised by the commercialization and superficiality evident in Cyberspace than she or he is about the greed and delusion rampant in the "real" world.
The prospects for the universal dissemination of truth and enlightenment transcends merely religious or political concerns.
www.holistic.com /lonny/enlitonline.htm   (2728 words)

  
 Spiritual Enlightenment Teaching
British spiritual teacher Dave Oshana describes the experience of enlightenment and explains how the goal of getting enlightened is possible for prepared spiritual seekers with the energetic help of the Enlightenment Transmission.
A special meeting to celebrate the enlightenment of Dave Oshana which happened on the 19th June 2000.
Presenting enlightened spiritual teacher Dave Oshana's schedule for Awakening and Enlightenment by The Transmission.
www.enlightenment-now.com   (524 words)

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