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    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…

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    German philosopher Immanuel Kant, uses his writing Prolegomena to discuss the question, is the study of metaphysics possible and what do we gain from studying or practicing it? Kant evaluates this question by discussing what distinguishes metaphysics from other natural sciences and mathematics. The many sections of this book explore this discussion and provide the necessary arguments to solve this question. Kant comes to a conclusion on the study of metaphysics and ultimately determines that…

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    Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher who was born on April 22, 1724. He is a central figure in modern philosophy. One of his biggest works is “Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals” that was written in 1785. Kant argued that right actions are only right if those actions are not instigated by impulses or desires, but by practical reason. He believes that actions are only right if it fulfills one’s duty. He believed that the morality of an action must be assessed in terms of the motivation…

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    According to Immanuel Kant, conscientious people strive to preserve their moral integrity. This goal requires their external behavior match with their consciences internal dictates what they perceive to be morally right and feel driven to do. In the morally diverse world, conscientious persons may come into conflict with each other and with society’s moral values. Conflicts of conscience are a standard feature of the moral life except for the amoral sociopath. Resolving these conflicts is a big…

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    Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher most famous for his deontological ethics, also known as Kantian ethics. Kant believed that whether an action was right or wrong did not depend on the consequences, but on whether they fulfilled our duty as rational beings. Kant’s ethics are guided from the philosophical concept that is the Categorical Imperative, a wholly binding rule of morality that is justified as an end in itself. In the spelunker case, Kant would ultimately have the choice of killing…

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    Luke Schuh Deontological Ethics Immanuel Kant’s theory of deontological ethics or duty ethics states that we are morally obligated to follow a set of rules regardless of what the final result may be. Kant believes that the world needs to be moral and from this he considers that we need sound motivation for those moral choices. This leads Kant to create the categorical imperative, derived solely from reason, as a route to make those moral choices. This imperative, or command, is categorical…

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    Kant Immanuel Kant, an 18th century philosopher was one the foremost in a series of philosophers that radically changed the thinking and philosophy of the time such as the value or greatness of humans and not being ashamed unlike previous thinkers like Milton in Paradise Lost where humans can achieve greatness only by following God and always paying for the sin of Adam and Eve among others. One of his major contributions was in the field of Aesthetics which can be said to have been started by…

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    Critique of Judgment, Immanuel Kant debunks the idea that beauty is an objective property. To achieve this, he distinguishes between the pleasure on the soul that agreement, goodness, and beauty evoke. In Kant’s views, by claiming something is beautiful, you are not stating a property of the objective but more so the subjective, what the subject feels about the object. Unlike Hume and Burke of the empiricists, who have an experience of liking when they express something as beautiful, Kant…

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    Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was one of the most influential philosophers in the history of Western philosophy. However, Kant also had a reputation for developing difficult, not to say obscure, philosophical views. His concept of transcendental idealism was, and still is, considered to be one of the more philosophically perplexing positions. In 1769, the idea of transcendental idealism came to him and he then defined it the following year in his inaugural dissertation, On the Forms and Principles…

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    someone being good is actually better than someone who has wealth and is happy. “The only thing that is good without qualification is the good will” (Kant), what he means by this statement is that even though that there are lots of good things like he mentioned in his text, like wealth, good will is the only thing that doesn’t need qualification. Kant argues that power, wealth, honor, courage can all be made bad, it can all be harmful but good will cannot…

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