Reflections on Michel Foucault’s ‘Was ist Aufklärung?'”
At least since the French „Encyclopedists,” the notion of enlightenment has been associated with knowledge of the correct facts. As a consequence, even Kant’s famous aphorism for labelling enlightenment, Sapere Aude! (Dare to know for oneself!), has been frequently taken to mean: assume responsibility for your own knowledge of the facts (i.e., don’t trust authorities to be providing you with the true facts)!