Matthew Taylor explores the meaning of 21st century enlightenment, how the idea might help us meet the challenges we face today, and the role that can be played by organisations such as the RSA.

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5 Responses to “21st Century Enlightenment”

  1. Very good. I saw that before but put off watching it

  2. Rescission says:

    Very thought provoking.

    Who determines the “common good”?

    Classic Liberalism means a never ending change to get better and better. Are we committed to ensuring the ideals of the enlightenment continue on? Or have we abandoned them in exchange for tolerance and multi-culturalism?

  3. alekos says:

    What are we to do with these humanists? They claim to be secularists naturally, but what is humanism if not Christianity with the supernatural mumbo-jumbo taken out? But you can’t keep the morality without retaining the supernatural justification; as it stands, it’s hanging loose in the air! I can’t profess to know what the 21st century needs, but I am certain that the fewer of these fervorous moralistic metaphysicians we have around, the better off we will be.

  4. 777george says:

    SAD. The world could be improved quite simply, but human nature looks blacker than it has in many decades and of course will prevent any real advance inthe short time alotted to us. We appear to be losing the battle with the forces of nature due to our greedy childishness and unfortunately, nature doesn’t stop its clock for a time out.

    In fact, humanities’ general failure to respond to what is coming, is really a result of its failure to acknowledge how powerful we actually have become. YES, humanity is capable of destroying its home. I am glad I will die within the next decade or two, I don’t want to see this end. It would be soul destroying.

  5. I can’t profess to know what the 21st century needs, but I am certain that the fewer of these fervorous moralistic metaphysicians we have around, the better off we will be.

    Foam at the mouth all you want alekos. Just don’t start shooting us. The world would be a lot worse off without our charitable contributions and life missions….and God will not be pleased

    Peace to you