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Lichtmetaphorik bei Francis Bacon, Rene Descartes, Thomas Hobbes und Baruch de Spinoza

Zurück zum Heft: Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte. Band 52
DOI: 10.28937/9783787336722_4
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The paper explores the figurative speeches in philosophical texts of the early Enlightenment and examines with a view to the concept of light the common metaphor fields. This process reveals the light imagery in the biblical genesis as a double aspect of ›light of nature‹, both as a physical and a moral concept. In addition to these biblical derivations there can also be found meanings, in which light sources are images of human orientation or exploration that finally received church- and state-critical importance through their absence in darkness.