Immanuel Kant

[Revised entry by Michael Rohlf on January 25, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804) is the central figure in modern philosophy. He synthesized early
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[Revised entry by Michael Rohlf on January 25, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804) is the central figure in modern philosophy. He synthesized early modern rationalism and empiricism, set the terms for much of nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy, and continues to exercise a significant influence today in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, and other fields. The fundamental idea of Kant's "critical philosophy" - especially in his three Critiques: the Critique of Pure Reason (1781,...

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