The Grand Philosopher, Kant

By: Maritza Lopez Jimenez

Early life

Immanuel Kant was born on April 22, 1724. Kant is known as one of the most influential philosophers in the , West. At the age of 8, Kant enrolled into a Latin Pietist school. His goal was to study theology when older, but he then became interested in Latin and the classics. At the age of 16, he began attending the University of Konigsberg. Kant mostly studied mathematics, but he began to grow interest in philosophy. In 1746, his father died because of this he had to work as a tutor for almost a decade to help his younger siblings. Kant then returned to the University of Konigsberg in 1755. That year he received his doctorate in philosophy.


Kant introduced the Categorical Imperative. The categorical imperative means something universal and without conditions and is a command to be followed. It is much similar to the golden rule, one must decide by making two categories and deciding what is right and what is wrong. It is much similar to the golden rule.

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Kant was a major philosopher, his philosophical ideas contributed to the ones that later followed throughout this time period. Kant wrote many books. The Pure Reason Of Judgment, was one of the most famous books. His work and ideas lead to the development of German idealism by Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. In the late 19th century, his insights were applied to the study of the physical sciences, and to the historical and cultural sciences.

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