An eighteenth-century German philosopher; one of the leading philosophers of modern times. His views are called the Critical Philosophy, and his three best-known works are Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason, and Critique of Judgment.
Kant was troubled because metaphysics had not arrived at acceptable answers on important concerns, particularly God (whether there is one), the soul (whether it lives on after death), and the world as a whole (whether people can act freely in the world, or whether its laws determine all their actions). He maintained that the first step in getting any answers in these areas was to investigate the limits of human understanding and reasoning; this investigation was what he called a critique.
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I quote Immanuel Kant in my preface, defining enlightenment as mankind coming out of its self-imposed immaturity.
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He called himself the prophet Immanuel and took to preaching in the streets.Speed Read: 9 Revelations From Elizabeth Smart’s Memoir, ‘My Story’|The Daily Beast|October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This majestic conception was first advanced, in modern times at least, by the German philosopher Immanuel Kant.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
We lay down of the edge of the kant, and my ears eagerly drank in the words which fell on them.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor
Aristotle was the father of logic, and Hegel and Kant think there has been no improvement upon it since his day.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
What was the value of Kant's essay upon this popular saying?The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
He had heard of Kant, and seen what 'the poor man would be at.'The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)|Leslie Stephen