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Im·man·u·el [ih-man-yoo-uh l; German ih-mah-noo-el] /ɪˈmæn yu əl; German ɪˈmɑ nuˌɛl/, 1724–1804, German philosopher.
Lexical Investigations: PlagiarismThe Roman poet Martial who lived in first century AD had a problem: without the protection of copyright laws, he couldn’t stop the other poets of his day from circulating his poems as their own. His only recourse was to write witty verses admonishing and mocking the thieves. Of one rival he wrote, “The book you’re reciting, Fidentinus, is mine; but when you recite it …
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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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