Immanuel Kant
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Emanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Emanuel (Immanuel) Kant
Born in Königsberg, Königreich Preußenmap
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Died in Königsberg, Königreich Preußenmap
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Biography

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Immanuel Kant has German Roots.

He was a German philosopher and a central figure of modern philosophy.[1]

Kant claimed his father was descended from a Scottish immigrant, although evidence of this has yet to be found. Both of his parents were Pietist Lutherans. At the age of 8 he began attending a Pietist Lutheran school run by the pastor of his church. [2] He then attended the University of Königsberg, where he studied philosophy. After graduating, he became a tutor. Following that he taught at his alma mater until his retirement in 1796. [3]

One of his most famous works is The Critique of Pure Reason. He argued against both the Empiricists and the Rationalists. In addition to his contributions to philosophy, he also contributed greatly to the field of ethics. He argued that it is not the outcome of an action that gives it morality, but the intent of the action. [4]

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  1. Wikipedia
  2. The Encylopedia Britannica
  3. Stanford University
  4. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy


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Quick search of Kant biography shows he had 8 siblings. I'm going to do a little more research later this week to see if his family is well-documented in biographies and then update accordingly. That is, unless someone else wants to do it!

He certainly is notable, so let's try to get him connected.

posted by Joshua Smith