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.
Here are five of my favorite moments of illumination from the book.
Consider the opening of the first illumination, “After the Flood:”
But it is not the debased classical decoration alone which 315 marks the illumination of the Carolingian school.
"Then it must be that they are going to have an illumination in honor of the queen," rejoined Rollo.
By painting he understood the illumination of drawings, and his drawing was that of an engraver.
All his interest in seeing the illumination was entirely gone.
It is that illumination of the sky which takes place just before sunrise and which continues after sunset.
She looked up, but she could see no cause for this illumination.
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.