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  • Kant's Formalism Theory
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    Kant's Formalism Theory The theories of Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher, have had an impact on the formulation and shaping of ethics today. Immanuel Kant graced this earth from 1724 to 1804. During his eighty year life time, he formulated many interesting ideas regarding ethical conduct and motivation. Kant is strictly a non-consequential ist philosopher, which means that he believes that a person's choices should have nothing to do with the desired outcome, but instead mankind simply goes a...
  • Hume Vs Kant
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    Hume vs. Kant: Causality Hume's ultimate goal in his philosophic endeavors was to undermine abstruse Philosophy. By focusing on the aspect of reason, Hume shows there are limitations to philosophy. Since he did not know the limits, he proposed to use reason to the best of his ability, but when he came to a boundary, that was the limit. He conjectured that we must study reason to find out what is beyond the capability of reason. Hume began his first examination if the mind by classifying its cont...
  • Kants Motives For Punishment
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    Joshua Wegner Philosophy 101 12/07/00 Trentacoste Immanuel Kant vs. Joshua Wegner THE RIGHT TO PUNISH: RETRIBUTIVISM As a society we all accept the fact that if you do something wrong you must be held responsible for your actions and pay the consequences. We all accept the concept of punishment, even though we are aware that we, ourselves, could one day be subjected to answer for our actions. While we may all be in favor of punishment in general, it is often debated upon how or why we punish a c...
  • Examples Of Works Of Fine Art
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    93 THE PHILOSOPHY OF ART FROM HUME TO HEGEL Outline and Discuss Kant's conception of Genius As part of his Critique of the Aesthetic Judgement, Kant sets out to explain what constitutes a fine work of art, and in doing so he asserts that "fine arts must necessarily be regarded as arts of genius". (page 168, 'The Critique of Judgement', Immanuel Kant). He then goes on to justify this, and to explain what genius consists of, and how a work of genius is arrived at. Kant begins by stating that for t...
  • Critique Of Pure Reason Kant
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    Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) spent all of his life in Knigsberg, a small German town on the Baltic Sea in East Prussia. (After World War II, Germany's border was pushed west, so Knigsberg is now called Kaliningrad and is part of Russia.) At the age of fifty-five, Kant appeared to be a washout. He had taught at Knigsberg University for over twenty years, yet had not published any works of significance. During the last twenty-five years of his life, however, Kant left a mark on the history of philoso...
  • One Event
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    The French philosopher and mathematician Ren Descartes and his school made cause the same with substance. The physical scientists quite frequently had a mechanical view of causality, bringing cause to a motion or change followed by other motion. The British philosopher David Hume carried to a logical conclusion the contention of Sext us Empiric us that causality is not a real relation, but a fiction of the mind. To take in account for the origin of this fiction Hume used the doctrine of associat...
  • Peace Of Nations
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    Can't find it here? Try Collegiate Care Immanuel Kant By: Yon na Yelverton Immanuel Kant was a man before his time. His philosophies, as outlined in Perpetual Peace, paved the way for modern political relations. Unbeknownst to his day and age, his insights were a revelation. They were seeds planted and left unseen for 120 years. As a first and second image theorist, Kant mixes his liberal and realist views to paint a picture of 'perpetual peace. ' His essay outlines the actions that nations shou...
  • Rational Being In Kant's View
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    Immanuel Kant, a supporter of capital punishment, offered us of the most complicated, if not ambiguous, views on the subject. In fact, he would " ve ironically disagreed with its modern proponents. Those who advocate capital punishment today often do so for utilitarian reasons. For example, the death sentence would protect society by not only preventing a from committing the same crime again, it would also deter others by setting an example. Kant would " ve argued the rights of the condemned are...
  • Kritik Der Vernunft
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    Immanuel Kant was born in the East Prussian city of K", studied at its university, and worked there as a tutor and professor for more than forty years, never travelling more than fifty miles from home. Although his outward life was one of legendary calm and regularity, Kant's intellectual work easily justified his own claim to have effected a Copernican revolution in philosophy. Beginning with his Inaugural Dissertation (1770) on the difference between right- and left-handed spatial orientations...
  • Kant
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    Historical Background to Kant In order to understand Kant's position, we must understand the philosophical background that he was reacting to. First, I will present a brief overview of his predecessor's positions with a brief statement of Kant's objections, then I will return to a more detailed exposition of Kant's arguments. There are two major historical movements in the early modern period of philosophy that had a significant impact on Kant: Empiricism and Rationalism. Kant argues that both t...
  • Of Kant's Theories On Morality
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    Whereas a teleological theory of ethics holds that an action is right, depending on the consequences; a deonteological theory states that an action is right, depending on the nature of the act itself, or of the intention of the person performing the act. Immanuel Kant, a deonteologist, once said, "It is man's ability to reason, his own ability to think objectively and apart from his own circumstances and doings, that distinguishes him from all other creatures". Reason is an innate intellectual p...
  • Better Piece Of Art
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    Is Michelangelo's Pieta A Better Work Of Art Than Duchamp's Fountain Would Kant And Hume Agree When one looks at two very different works of art like Michelangelo Pieta and Duchamps Fountain the question is often posed as to which is the better piece of art. The question is also asked at times, what verdict would two different philosophers give to the works Would Kant and Hume for example agree on whether or not the two pieces were both good works, or would they say that neither piece was very g...
  • Back To Kant's Theory Of Knowledge
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    Background, Importance And Essence Of Kant's "Copernican Revolution" In Philosophy It is beyond doubt that Immanuel Kant is one of the most important and influential philosophers in the history of western philosophy. In the same vein, the assertion that his major work, Critique of Pure Reason, represents a turning point in philosophical thinking could hardly be refuted. In other words, it paves the way for a radically new understanding of what a "rational human being" is and, more importantly, h...
  • Most Unreadable Kant
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    Immanuel Kant was born in 1724 in the East Prussian town of K"onigsberg and lived there practically all his life. He came from a deeply pious Lutheran family, and his own religious convictions formed a significant background to his philosophy. Like Berkeley, he felt it was essential to preserve the foundations of Christian belief. Kant became Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at the University of K"onigsberg in 1770 and taught there for most of his life. He was also greatly interested in scienc...
  • John Stuart Mill And Immanuel Kant
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    Philosophy Papers Same Day Delivery! Only $9.95/page + FREE Bibliography! Papers On More Philosophers & Philosophies Page 3 of 36 Previous Next Immanuel Kant's 'Critique Of Pure Reason' [ send me this paper ] A 5 page paper that provides an analysis of Kant's work and focuses on the ideal of pure reason as a central development. No additional sources cited. Filename: Kantreas. wpsImmanuel Kant's Concept of Good Will Analyzed [ send me this paper ] A 5 page paper which examines German philosopher...
  • Kant A Skeptic
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    The Central Pragmatics of Kant's Synthetic Device: Why Hume Didn't have a chance Scottish Skeptic David Hume inspired Immanuel Kant, of the East Prussian town of Konigsberg, to awaken from his dogmatic slumbers, thought to be the sleep of the most adequate reason. David Hume wrote his first book, A Treatise of Human Nature, in native Britain proposing that all knowledge is based on individual experience or habit and that our morality is subject only to our emotions. This shook Kant's "manifold" ...
  • Kant's First Definitive Article
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    When looking at Kant's notable work, Perpetual Peace, there are many discrepancies as to whether he displays a realist or liberalist doctrine throughout his methodical explanation as to the ways of attaining perpetual peace. In order to properly determine which viewpoint Kant basis the majority of his theories upon, it is imperative that we summarize his argument, identifying both the realist and liberalist aspects of his work, and, from this, determine whether or not his analysis is concurrent ...

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