Sunday, March 18, 2018
Three More Videos in Enlightenment and its Struggle with Superstition
Again, we see a kind of double-critique going on in Hegel's text. Or, you might actually say, if not triple, at least two and a half critiques. The Enlightenment itself is - along other things - a critique of Faith. And at the same time, the Enlightenment doesn't entirely understand Faith, or even itself - so what we are getting in Hegel's narration is another critique - one of both Faith and Enlightenment.
Hegel also allows Faith to get its own say at points, but although it does have a certain advantage in practice, it is also at a disadvantage. Faith is right in pointing out where Enlightenment critique puts words in Faith's mouth, or misinterprets what it is about. But, Faith is even less consistently self-conscious than the Enlightenment is. Perhaps I'll write more about this later on. For the time being, here are the new videos: