Enlightenment may refer to:

pirituality and religion

* Enlightenment (concept), religious or intellectual
* Mysticism, pursuit of communion with an ultimate reality


*Age of Enlightenment, period in Western history and its corresponding movement
*Scottish Enlightenment, period in 18th century Scotland
*American Enlightenment, intellectual culture of the British North American colonies and the early United States
*Enlightenment in Poland, ideas of the Age of Enlightenment in Poland
*Catholic Enlightenment, movement within Catholicism to find answers to the secularism of the Enlightenment
*Russian Enlightenment, a period in the eighteenth century in which the government in Russia began to actively encourage the proliferation of arts and sciences
*Enlightenment Spain, Bourbon period of reform and 'enlightened despotism'
*Counter-Enlightenment, movement that arose in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries in opposition to the eighteenth century Enlightenment
*Diafotismos, The Modern Greek Enlightenment, movement among 18th century Greeks
*Haskalah, Jewish Enlightenment, movement among European Jews in the late 18th century


*Enlightenment (window manager), an X Window System window manager
*Enlightenment Foundation Libraries, software libraries that grew out of the Enlightenment window manager project
*Enlightened Sound Daemon, the sound server for the Enlightenment window manager

Film and television

*"Enlightenment" (Doctor Who), a "Doctor Who" serial
*"Enlightenment Guaranteed", 2002 German film


*"Dialectic of Enlightenment", 1944 book by Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno
*"What is Enlightenment?", 1784 essay by Immanuel Kant
*"The Path of Enlightenment", 1977 work by Julius Evola


*"Enlightenment" (album), 1990 album by Van Morrison
*"Enlightenment" (Van Morrison song), 1990 song by Van Morrison
*"Enlightened Rogues", 1979 album by The Allman Brothers Band
*"enLighten", XM Satellite Radio Christian music channel
*"Enlighten Me", 2002 album by Masterplan
*"Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment", British period instrument orchestra

Philosophy and politics

*Enlightened self-interest, philosophy in ethics
*Enlightened absolutism, benevolent despotism, form of absolute monarchy
*Enlightened Moderation, Pervez Musharraf's vision of a personal philosophy for Muslims


*Project Enlightenment, an educational program
*Enlighten Harm Reduction, an Australian organisation offering chemical testing services to recreational drug users

ee also

*Illumination (disambiguation)

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