Immanuel Kant

(1724_1804 / Königsberg)

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Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804) was a German philosopher from Königsberg in Prussia (today Kaliningrad, Russia) who researched, lectured and wrote on philosophy and anthropology during the Enlightenment at the end of the 18th century.

Kant's major work, the Critique of Pure Reason (Kritik der reinen Vernunft, 1781), aimed to unite reason with experience to move beyond what he took to be failures of traditional philosophy and metaphysics. He hoped to end an age of speculation where objects outside experience were used to support what he saw as futile theories, while opposing the skepticism of thinkers such as Berkeley and Hume.

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  • The arts of speech are rhetoric and poetry. Rhetoric is the art of transacting a serious business of the understanding as if it were a free play of the imagination; poetry that of conducting a free pl...
    Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), German philosopher. Critique of Aesthetic Judgment (date)?
  • ''Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.''
    Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), German philosopher. Critique of Pure Reason, "Transcendental Logic," Introduction, part 1, p. 57, Kant Selections, ed. T.M....
  • The sceptics, a kind of nomads, despising all settled culture of the land, broke up from time to time all civil society. Fortunately their number was small, and they could not prevent the old settlers...
    Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), German philosopher. Critique of Pure Reason, Introduction, p. 2, Kant Selections, ed. T.M. Greene, Scribners, New York (192...
  • ''Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more seriously reflection concentrates upon them: the starry heaven above me and the moral law within me.''
    Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), German philosopher. Critique of Pure Reason, conclusion (1788).
  • ''I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.''
    Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), German philosopher. Critique of Pure Reason, preface, to the second edition, p. 22, Kant Selections, ed. T.M. Greene, Scrib...
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