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  • Immanuel Kant

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    Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was one of the most influential philosophers in the history of Western philosophy. He was a professor of philosophy at Konigsberg, in Prussia, researching, lecturing and writing on philosophy during and at the end of the 18th Century Enlightenment. His contributions to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics have had a profound impact on almost every philosophical movement that followed him. This essay will attempt to explain what Kant means by Maxim and Universal

  • Immanuel Kant And Kant On Morality

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    in different societies. Examples would be don’t cheat, don’t steal, and treat others as you would want to be treated. When dealing with the philosophers take on morality, there are two which are usually compared to one another, Immanuel Kant and David Hume. Immanuel Kant had many theories throughout his philosophical time. Here are some of his ethical works, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785), the Critique of Practical Reason (1788), and the Metaphysics of Morals (1797), which contains

  • Immanuel Kant And The Kant Essay

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    Immanuel Kant Lying Chiyane Peterson MCCC Ethics MW 1:30pm Parviz Dehghani Lying the one form of communication that is the untruth expressed to be the truth. Immanuel Kant states that lying is morally wrong in all possible ways. His hatred for lying has made him “just assumed that anyone who lied would be operating with a maxim like this: tell a lie so as to gain some benefit.”(Landau,pp.171) This is true for a vast number of people, they will lie in order to gain

  • The Significance Of Immanuel Kant

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    “Kant is the founder of philosophical criticism, which is a turning point in the history of human thought, so that the whole development of philosophy, if not in content, then in relation to thought, should be divided into two periods: pre-critical (pre-Kantian) and post-critical (post-Kantian)”– in the following words the great Russian Philosopher Vladimir Soloviev characterizes the significance of Kant’s philosophy. Who is Immanuel Kant? Immanuel Kant is the founder of German classical philosophy

  • Immanuel Kant Paper

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    Immanuel Kant HUM 400 12 Jun 2010 Kant 's "Good Will" Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is one of the most influential philosophers in history of Western philosophy. A main representative of the Western-European classical philosophy, Immanuel Kant dealt with the best traditions of the German idealism. A human personality, according to Kant is the highest and absolute value. It is the personality, in Kant’s understanding, that towers the person over its own self and links the human being with

  • The Aristotle And Immanuel Kant

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    The philosophers Aristotle and Immanuel Kant express the sources of virtuous and dutiful actions in a similar, yet different way. Both philosophers agree that an action has moral worth, when it is preformed for its own sake. However, the difference contains a more significant meaning. Aristotle believes that pleasure can be included when preforming an action; while Kant believes that a duty is preforming the right action without the need of inclinations. In this paper, I will present a similarity

  • Enlightenment By Immanuel Kant

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    In the Essay “What is Enlightenment?” writer Immanuel Kant expresses that it is often troublesome for individuals to emerge out of adolescence. He says that individuals would frequently stay content in a condition of immaturity. As indicated by him, guidelines and formulas tie individuals to a condition of immaturity. A man, he says, who might set out to resist the standards and equations would just make a little stride towards development since he is unaccustomed to this sort of free development

  • The Philosohpy of Immanuel Kant

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    Immanuel Kant is referred to as the “father” of deontological ethics, which is also colloquially referred to as Kantianism, which provides a sophisticated explication of deontology. His philosophy embodies capitulating to one’s maxim, which he beliefs that to be good, however, only if one’s motives are unconditional and irrespective to external reason. The maxim is referred to as the individual’s intrinsic duty or obligation to one’s self or to others, which if applicable to everyone than it is congenial

  • Philosopher - Immanuel Kant

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    Immanuel Kant A Famous Philosopher 10/21/2012 Kelley Huttar Immanuel Kant (1724 – 1804): Immanuel Kant was a modern day German deontologist from Prussia and became one of history’s most famous Philosophers. A deontologist is someone who believes in acts that are strictly right or wrong. Kant was an influential thinker and one of the last philosophers of the Enlightenment era. However his work in epistemology (the study of knowledge) and theology (the study of religion) are still influential

  • Kantianism By Immanuel Kant

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    Kantianism Immanuel Kant was interested in the meaning of a good life, mostly doing the right thing. He was a deontologist rather than a consequentialist, meaning that he emphasised intent rather than outcome. He claimed that the materially best life is not the morally best life and that a morally best life is favoured to a materially best life. Kant started his own philosophy known as Kantianism. Even though we consider power, wealth, honour, health, and so on to be good, Kant argues that these