Immanuel Kant's View on Human Nature and the Relationship between Nations

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Immanuel Kant's View on Human Nature and Relationship between Nations Immanuel Kant (1724 1804) was born in Kaliningrad in East Prussia. Kant spent his working life there and also produced work on various subject matters including ethics metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics etc. He published his three famous critiques and wrote on religion, eternal peace and politics. All of the above, Kant was the philosopher of human autonomy. He was of the view that human beings can determine and manage to live up to the basic principles of knowledge and action without assistance of anyone else, even without any divine support or intervention (Guyer). In this paper we will discuss the extent to which Kant's view of human nature provides a sustainable ground work for his views on the relationship between nations. In order to determine this, different opinions of Kant will be discussed regarding what his views about the human nature and how he compared it with the nations or states. Reflecting on human nature and writing about the human beings was the most important theme of Kant's all writings. Kant's study has emphasized three times that the question "What is the human being?" is a very important question in philosophy. Kant holds a thought that human beings are different from machines and therefore should be studied differently according to their natural purposes. He was also of the view that human being is the only creature which should be educated. Kant pointed out that
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