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Definition of Sapere aude!

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Dare to be wise! (Horace)
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Sapere aude (sah-per aud) is the Latin phrase meaning “dare to know”; also loosely translated as “dare to be wise”. Originally used in the First Book of Letters (20 BC), by the Roman poet Horace, the phrase sapere aude became associated with the Age of Enlightenment (17th and 18th centuries), after Immanuel Kant used it in the essay, “Answering the Question: What Is Enlightenment?” (1784). As a philosopher, Kant claimed sapere aude as the motto for the entire period of the Enlightenment, and used it to explore his theories of the application of reason in the public sphere of human affairs.

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