Essay on Kant 's Philosophy And Philosophy

1255 Words Dec 15th, 2016 6 Pages
Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher whose work had a lot of influence in the European modern philosophy as well as in the universal philosophy. Nowadays, Kant is considered one of the greatest philosophers that ever existed. His contributions to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics gave philosophy a new shift. One of his most interesting ideas I learned, which make him one of the most important philosophers in the 21st century, is the importance of the relationship that exists in the human being between the abstract world and the empirical world. He came to the conclusion that if people want to have real knowledge and a good moral life, reason (rationalism) is needed and he/she must have some concrete data of the natural world (empiricism). Kant believed that for humans, reason is really important and it should, therefore, act as the judge of our actions. However, other than thought, he/she also needs the information that the senses give them and it is also important to remember that there is a good relationship between reason and the empirical and material data: “All our knowledge begins with sense, proceeds thence to understanding, and ends with reason.”
For Kant, acquiring true knowledge and having good morals are the most important goals for a person, which gives meaning to life and makes a person more evolved. Education is an instrument to achieve this: “it is only through education that the perfecting of man’s nature can be accomplished.” I also…

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