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Was is Aufklrung?

asked Kant, stopping only to take a breath before uttering

the answer himself:
The painful journey that took mankind to cut the knots with mythical thinking and
its harmonized, wholesome universe, was strikling portrayed by 19th century
novels. Most of said novels were exactly what Kant predicted: underage
individuals walking towards enlightment dispite all the suffering on the path. In
the wake of this thought, of growing up as to reach enlightment, a whole
tradition of coming of age novels marked literary Canon forever. In his seminal
work, the theory of the novel,