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aufklärung Explained

aufklärung at German => English Of Explained:

elucidation, enlightenment

Aufklarung at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Aufklarung \Auf"kl["a]*rung\, n. [G., enlightenment.]
A philosophic movement of the 18th century characterized by a
lively questioning of authority, keen interest in matters of
politics and general culture, and an emphasis on empirical
method in science. It received its impetus from the
unsystematic but vigorous skepticism of Pierre Bayle, the
physical doctrines of Newton, and the epistemological
theories of Locke, in the preceding century. Its chief center
was in France, where it gave rise to the skepticism of
Voltaire, the naturalism of Rousseau, the sensationalism of
Condillac, and the publication of the ``Encyclopedia'' by
D'Alembert and Diderot. In Germany, Lessing, Mendelssohn, and
Herder were representative thinkers, while the political
doctrines of the leaders of the American Revolution and the
speculations of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine
represented the movement in America.

Aufklärung at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: borrowing » de Inter: term » Aufklärung||enlightenment.“‖Aufklärung” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary Ed.; 1989


* Inter: a » RP Inter: enPR » oufʹklĕĕʀo͝ong, Inter: IPA » /ˈaʊfklɛːʀʊŋ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"aUfklE:RUN/

Proper noun

Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • The Enlightenment.

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    * Aufklärer


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  • Inter: sometimes » pejorative Illuminism; the aims, manner, spirit, etc. of the Aufklärer.


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    Inter: suffix » aufklären|ung|lang=de


    Inter: de-noun » f||Aufklärungen
  • the act of enlightening; an instance of enlightening
    1. the Age of Enlightenment
    2. Inter: quote-book » author=Category: Wikipedia - :Immanuel Kant|Immanuel Kant|year=1783|title=Category: :de:S:Beantwortung der Frage - : Was ist Aufklärung?|Beantwortung der Frage: Was ist Aufklärung?

    |passage=Aufklärung ist der Ausgang des Menschen aus seiner selbst verschuldeten Unmündigkeit.
  • :: "Enlightenment is man's leaving his self-caused immaturity."
  • sex education
  • clarification, as of a criminal case, mystery, etc.
  • Inter: context » secret services intelligence

    Derived terms

    * Luftaufklärung

    Related terms

    * klären
  • aufklären
  • klar
  • auf

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