Immanuel Kant


Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher who is currently recognized as the father of modern philosophy. He pre-synthesized the modern empiricism and rationalism and set the rhythm for today view. His influence is still being felt today in ethics, metaphysics, aesthetics, epistemology, political philosophy and other fields. The Kant’s ideology of critical philosophy that was subcategorized in three critiques is referred to as the human autonomy. His argument was that the human understanding was the source of the all the general laws of your nature whereby our experiences are all structured and that from reasoning the human give themselves the moral law that is the basis for rational belief in God, immortality and freedom. From his perspective, morality, religious beliefs, and scientific knowledge are all mutually secure and consistent because both of them lie in the same human foundation of autonomy. His works were primarily recognized in Germany but in a larger part of his life they didn’t seem to be original. His works most of the people thought used the insight of British authors to reform the German traditions by not necessarily diminishing its foundations.

Personal legacy

Kant was always a curious figure during his celebrated lifetime for his simple habits that are referred to as the clocklike. At the time when his body remains were exhumed for transfer to a new burial spot his skull was measured. The findings were that he had a larger skull compared to the average German male. His forehead has gained a lot of interest since it’s well-known through the portraits. His forehead has drawn comparison to his extraordinary gift as a philosopher and also based on the implications described in Lavater’s system.

Tomb and Statue

Kaliningrad hosts the mausoleum of Immanuel Kant’s tomb in Konigsberg Cathedral. Under the architectural design of Friedrich Lahr, the mausoleum was constructed and finished to coincide his birth date. His remains today lie outside the original cathedral where he was buried after his remains were moved outside in 1880 to be placed in a neo-Gothic chapel. His tomb and mausoleum are the only few German times artifacts to be preserved by the Russian after they annexed and conquered the place. Kant statue replica that stood in the front of the University of Konigsberg was donated in the 1990s and placed in the same place. The university was renamed to Immanuel Kant state university of Russia in 2005, and they formed the Kant Society, for the study of Kantianism.

 
 

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