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.
Consider the opening of the first illumination, “After the Flood:”
Here are five of my favorite moments of illumination from the book.
But it is not the debased classical decoration alone which 315 marks the illumination of the Carolingian school.
By experiment he found that at a distance of a foot or so the illumination registered.
By painting he understood the illumination of drawings, and his drawing was that of an engraver.
The Leopard Woman stood just within the circle of illumination.
It is that illumination of the sky which takes place just before sunrise and which continues after sunset.
Yet perhaps it was the illumination which gave so gloomy a cast to Amalia's features.
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.