Immanuel Kant

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Immanuel Kant (/kænt/; German: [ɪˈmaːnu̯eːl kant]; 22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804) was a German philosopher who is considered the central figure of modern philosophy. Kant argued that fundamental concepts of the human mind structure human experience, that reason is the source of morality, that aesthetics arises from a faculty of disinterested judgment, that space and time are forms of our sensibility, and that the world as it is "in-itself" is unknowable. Kant took himself to have effected a Copernican revolution in philosophy, akin to Copernicus' reversal of the age-old belief that the sun revolved around the earth. His beliefs continue to have a major influence on contemporary philosophy, especially the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political theory, and aesthetics. Kant in his critical phase sought to 'reverse' the orientation of pre-critical philosophy by showing ... More

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Immanuel Kant #Experience #Knowledge

Photo of Immanuel Kant But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience.
Immanuel Kant #God #Happiness

Photo of Immanuel Kant It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
Immanuel Kant #Happiness #Imagination

Photo of Immanuel Kant Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Immanuel Kant #Intelligence

Photo of Immanuel Kant Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Immanuel Kant #Knowledge

Photo of Immanuel Kant I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Immanuel Kant #Knowledge #Science #Wisdom

Photo of Immanuel Kant Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant #Knowledge

Photo of Immanuel Kant Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.
Immanuel Kant #War

Photo of Immanuel Kant Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'
Immanuel Kant #Hope

Photo of Immanuel Kant What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?
Immanuel Kant #Knowledge

Photo of Immanuel Kant All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Immanuel Kant #Religion

Photo of Immanuel Kant Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
Immanuel Kant #Happiness

Photo of Immanuel Kant Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
Immanuel Kant #Experience

Photo of Immanuel Kant Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Immanuel Kant #Experience #Knowledge

Photo of Immanuel Kant It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
Immanuel Kant #Hope

Photo of Immanuel Kant All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?
Immanuel Kant #Men

Photo of Immanuel Kant He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.