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il·lu·mi·nism

(i-lū'mi-nizm),
A psychotic state of exaltation in which one has delusions and hallucinations of communion with supernatural or exalted beings.
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Therefore, if democracy and Fundamental Human Rights have gone through more than two hundred years being interpreted and indoctrinated by illuminists matrices, perhaps the rescue and recovery of regional experiences offer not merely the derogatory denial of the phenomenon, but the critical subsuming of these matrices and the exploitation of their potential elements of transformation, as is the case of critical constitutionalism.
Theater in Portugal--as a national concept--came about during the second half of the seventeenth century, when the illuminist aesthetic is implemented through institutions like Arcadia Lusitana and the Academy of Sciences in Lisbon.
Iwasaki, F., 1993, "Mujeres al borde de la perfection: Rosa de Santa Maria y las alumbradas de Lima [Women at the edge of perfection: Rosa de Santa Maria and the illuminist women of Lima]," Hispanic American Historical Review 73(4), pp.
These efforts, despite sharply reflecting illuminist thinking that industrialization was beneficial to the economic and social development of a country, were not in the interest of the upper classes with their landed estates, especially in the peak days of coffee production in the second half of the nineteenth century.
In this sense, Octave Mannoni analyses a scene from Casanova's memoirs, in which the cynical illuminist (an "esprit fort"), posing as a magician to ridicule and swindle the "fools" around him, falls into his own trap.
Jerusha McCormack cites, on the one hand, the 'Irish Bull' - a kind of verbal bluffing that 'keeps the form of logic, while outraging reason and bringing it to a violent halt' (9) - and on the other, the influence of the Taoist philosopher Chuang-Tsu, (10) whom Wilde described as 'something more than a metaphysician and an illuminist. He sought to destroy society ...
The illuminist is one who attaches himself to the sign, the experience, without regard for the invisible substance of a contact which transcends experience." Cf.
In this sense, while being hugely indebted to the lay thought emanating from Illuminist France, we Europeans are at the moment missing a major lesson to be derived from Illuminism: wisdom means humility, and vice versa.
Illuminist conspiracy to enslave the world to intellectuals.
And for Coppe as antinomian illuminist, see Nigel Smith, Perfection Proclaimed: Language and Literature in English Radical Religion 1640-1660 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), esp.
This book, one of a successful series published by the University of Milan, very clearly describes the scientific, architectural and artistic innovations that took place at Baveno, mainly promoted by the illuminist governments of the 18th and early 19th centuries.
is not a Christian but an Illuminist, worshiping obelisks and hanging out with Masons.