Roots Of Knowledge Panel Q3


Roots Of Knowledge Panel Q3


The German philosopher Immanuel Kant defined the Enlightenment by declaring, “Sapere aude (dare to know)!” (What is Enlightenment?) In the evening scene of this window, set in the palatial gardens of Peterhof, figures who defined the age mingle to discuss ways to improve life for their fellow man. Collaborating in the forefront is the Declaration Committee consisting of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. Together these Founding Fathers helped to forge in the New World the first post-Enlightenment republic for “unalienable rights.”



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