What is enlightenment according to kant for hundreds of years questions such as what is enlightenment and how can we be enlightened were asked, and many different answers were given some tell that it is all about being educated, knowing few languages or being a great mathematician or a writer others, on contrary, say that [.
As kant said freedom is the possible way to enlightenment “but that the public should enlighten itself is more possible indeed if only freedom is granted enlightenment is almost sure to follow. So according to kant the situation brings about no difference but this is not true for a democratic world where rulers are selected by the people and can be changed if majority of the population is dissatisfied.
According to kant, dogmas and formulas are the fetters of an everlasting nonage that keep him from true freedom, and true enlightenment (par 3) the guardians have a stake in keeping the individual from thinking for herself. Enlightenment is the human being’s emergence from his self-incurred minority minority is inability to make use of one’s own understanding without direction from another this minority is self-incurred when its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in lack of resolution and courage to use it without direction from another.
Enlightenment according to kant according to immanuel kant, enlightenment is when a person grows out of his self-imposed immaturity he defines immaturity as one's inability to use his own understanding without the guidance of another.
Immanuel kant 1 enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed nonage nonage is the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. Breaking free of this self-incurred tutelage is what kant calls enlightenment kant argues that two things must be present in order for people to reach enlightenment: complete freedom in the public use of reason, while at the same time restricting the private use of reason.