Englisch-Deutsch Übersetzungen für das Wort: the Enlightenment

die Aufklärung (historisch)
die Aufklärung [hist.] (Zeitalter)


—I hope Mr Dedalus will work out his theory for the enlightenment of the public.
For the enlightenment of those who are not so intimately acquainted with the minutiae of the municipal abattoir as this morbidminded esthete and embryo philosopher who for all his overweening bumptiousness in things scientific can scarcely distinguish an acid from an alkali prides himself on being, it should perhaps be stated that staggering bob in the vile parlance of our lowerclass licensed victuallers signifies the cookable and eatable flesh of a calf newly dropped from its mother.
And now I will describe in a figure the enlightenment or unenlightenment of our nature:—Imagine human beings living in an underground den which is open towards the light; they have been there from childhood, having their necks and legs chained, and can only see into the den.
Why had Gotama, at that time, in the hour of all hours, sat down under the bo-tree, where the enlightenment hit him?
As happened finally in all the enlightenment of modern times with the French Revolution (that terrible farce, quite superfluous when judged close at hand, into which, however, the noble and visionary spectators of all Europe have interpreted from a distance their own indignation and enthusiasm so long and passionately, UNTIL THE TEXT HAS DISAPPEARED UNDER THE INTERPRETATION), so a noble posterity might once more misunderstand the whole of the past, and perhaps only thereby make ITS aspect endurable.
That pamphlet is translated into Russian by some Russian philanthropists of aristocratic rank and evangelical aspirations, and has been distributed gratis for the enlightenment of the people.
Hence they are full of the most valuable materials for the enlightenment of the working class.

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Dialektik {f} der Aufklärung [philos.] dialectic of enlightenment
Philosophie {f} der Aufklärung [philos., hist.] philosophy of the Enlightenment
Aufgeklärtheit {f} enlightenment
Aufklärungstheologie {f} [relig.] Enlightenment theology
Zeitalter {n} der Aufklärung [philos., soz., pol., lit., hist.] Age of Enlightenment
die Aufklärung (historisch) the Enlightenment
Erleuchtung garantiert (ein deutscher Spielfilm aus dem Jahr 1999) Enlightenment Guaranteed
Zeit {f} der Aufklärung [philos., soz., pol., lit., hist.] Age of Enlightenment
Erleuchtung {f} [fig.] (des Geistes) enlightenment
Aufklärer {m} [philos.] enlightenment philosopher