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[kant; German kahnt] /kænt; German kɑnt/
[ih-man-yoo-uh l;; German ih-mah-noo-el] /ɪˈmæn yu əl;; German ɪˈmɑ nuˌɛl/ (Show IPA),
1724–1804, German philosopher.
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  • I may attain great merit by my struggle, but I cannot make myself a Kant.

    Understanding the Scriptures Francis McConnell
  • Kant said that the world furnished us with the matter of the idea and that we furnished the form.

  • For Fichte He is moral order (a very evident recollection of Kant).

  • Kant is admitted to be one of the greatest of the German philosophers.

  • He had written a treatise on ethics which on some points anticipated Kant.

  • Space or place has been said by Kant to be the form of the outward, time of the inward sense.

    Theaetetus Plato
  • This, in the language of Kant, is the sphere of the metaphysic of ethics.

    Philebus Plato
  • From the time of Descartes to Hume and Kant it has had little or nothing to do with facts of science.

    Meno Plato
British Dictionary definitions for Kant


/kænt; German kant/
Immanuel (ɪˈmaːnueːl). 1724–1804, German idealist philosopher. He sought to determine the limits of man's knowledge in Critique of Pure Reason (1781) and propounded his system of ethics as guided by the categorical imperative in Critique of Practical Reason (1788)
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