Sapere Aude~ Dare To Know: Sage Thinking

Dare To Know

The last great philosopher of the Enlightenment era, and one of the greatest philosophers of all time, Immanuel Kant urged people to "Dare to Know" - "Sapere Aude" that is, to start having an autonomous thinking instead of relying for knowledge on external sources.

Kant's theories on nature and human nature were original and thought provoking. He believed that we should not make our own concepts match the nature of objects but instead allow our own concepts to shape the experience of the object. This will then determine how we can acquire knowledge and experience the world around us.

Kant also maintained that the source of morality is Good Will, which stems from the universal moral law of "Doing the right thing" without expecting to derive pleasure or happiness from it. Duty is what makes a man good , and having Good Will makes a man take the right moral decisions. As Kant says: "so act as to treat humanity, whether in thine own person or in that of any other, in every case as an end withal, never as a means only."

May we all experience Good Will today and provide it.

Mary Jane Kasliner - Feng Shui Master & Yogi


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