Enlightenment reloaded



“The true Enlightenment thinker, the true rationalist, never wants to talk
anyone into anything. No, he does not even want to convince; all the time
he is aware that he may be wrong. Above all, he values the intellectual
independence of others to highly to want to convince them in important
matters. He would much rather invite contradiction, preferably in the
form of rational and disciplined criticism. He seeks not to convince
but to arouse – to challenge others to form free opinions.”
(Karl Popper, philosopher of science and professor)


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