Definition of Kant, Immanuel in English:

Kant, Immanuel

Syllabification: Kant, Immanuel
Pronunciation: /känt
( 1724–1804), German philosopher. In the Critique of Pure Reason (1781) he countered Hume’s skeptical empiricism by arguing that any affirmation or denial regarding the ultimate nature of reality (“noumenon”) makes no sense. His Critique of Practical Reason (1788) affirms the existence of an absolute moral law—the categorical imperative.



Pronunciation: /ˈkäntēən/
adjective& noun
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  • Nietzsche rejected the Kantian distinction between a noumenal and phenomenal world.
  • And he used Kantian categories to analyse Hobbes's laws of nature in this way.
  • I see Adorno as a Kantian who wants to correct an error in Kant's critical philosophy.


Pronunciation: /-ˌnizəm/
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  • After all, moral theories such as Kantianism, utilitarianism, and common-sense morality require that an agent give weight to the interests of others.
  • Like Maner before her, Johnson recommended the ‘applied ethics’ approach of using procedures and concepts from utilitarianism and Kantianism.
  • In any case, objections similar to those against Kantianism may be raised against what we may call the semantic conception of metaphysics.

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