= the 'western enlightenment' is about bringing in the 'light of Reason' into the human mind, deriving from Greek rational philosophy and the monastic tradition of meditating on holy texts; the eastern enlightenment is about going beyond the mental-rational state, which itelf becomes an object of contemplation
The three revolutions of the Enligthenment were:
- Culturally: the autonomy of reason and the individual - Politically: sovereignty based on the will of the people, and no longer on divine right - Scientifically: Progress and History as the new personal and collective meaning
(Source: Report: Reconsiderer la richesse. Patrick Viveret.)
On the 'western Enligthenment': see Impasse of Adam Smith: a critique of the the liberal-capitalist project that emerged out of the Enligthenment. The Enligthenment, Michea argues, made some key metaphysical and anthropological mistakes
On the 'eastern Enlightenment':
* Special Issue of: 'What is Enligthenment' magazine, #21, "The Future of God".
* Special issue of What Is Enligthenment magazine, #23. Will God Survive the 21st Century ?