Enlightenment and Ontology. Autochthonous Enlightenments: Europe

Keywords: ontology, Enlightenment, borrowed Enlightenments, autochthonous Enlightenments, ontologizing mechanism, internal mechanisms of civilization


This article opens a cycle of articles devoted to the ontological aspects of the phenomenon of Enlightenment. The Enlightenment is treated as an internal mechanism of civilization designed to manipulate being (establishment in being – deprivation or attenuation of being). Comparing autochthonous and borrowed Enlightenments, the author tries to trace some patterns of interactions of ontologizing mechanisms of the enlightenmental type and to compare them with the similar mechanisms of different types. In the first article the author analyses the ideas of autochthonous European Enlightenment from Antiquity to Post-Modern.

Author Biography

Vsevolod Kuznetsov, Vinnytsia National Technical University
Senior lecturer at the Department of Philosophy


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How to Cite
Kuznetsov, V. (2013). Enlightenment and Ontology. Autochthonous Enlightenments: Europe. Sententiae, 28(1), 120-137. https://doi.org/10.22240/28.01.120

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