[kan-tee-uh n, kahn-]
- of, relating to, or resembling the philosophy of Kant.
- an adherent of the philosophy of Immanuel Kant.
Origin of Kantian
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Examples from the Web for kantian
I did a little Kantian reckoning and inwardly came down on Hartman's side.In A Very Deep Way: Remembering Rabbi David Hartman
February 21, 2013
These doctrines are thus found to fall short of the Kantian criticism.Creative Evolution
He ranges from the abuse of bad German cookery to Kantian metaphysics.Egoists
And this latter was in perfect harmony with the Kantian Principle.The Methods of Ethics
With the Kantian standpoint in this matter Bergson does not, of course, agree.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'
Norman Kemp Smith
The Kantian primacy of the practical reason is here made a truth.A History of Philosophy in Epitome
- (of a philosophical theory) derived from or analogous to a position of Immanuel Kant, esp his doctrines that there are synthetic a priori propositions which order our experience but are not derived from it, that metaphysical conclusions can be inferred from the nature of possible experience, that duty is to be done for its own sake and not as a means to any other end, and that there is a world of things-in-themselves to be distinguished from mere phenomenaSee also transcendental argument, transcendental idealism, categorical imperative, noumenon
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Word Origin and History for kantian
1796, of or pertaining to German thinker Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) or his philosophy.
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