Here are five of my favorite moments of illumination from the book.
Rather than selective filtering for purposes of justification, information is instead used as the fuel for illumination.
The book is fascinating partly for its illumination of the origins of current conventions.
late 14c., "spiritual enlightenment," from Latin illuminationem (nominative illuminatio), from past participle stem of illuminare "to throw into light, make bright, light up;" figuratively "to set off, illustrate," from assimilated form of in- "in, into" (see in- (2)) + lumen (genitive luminis) "light," related to lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)). Meaning "action of lighting" is from 1560s.