PHILOSOPHY: Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant was acutely aware of living in an age when philosophy would need to supplant the role once played by religion. This helped him to arrive at his most famous concept: the ‘categorical imperative.’ If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide):


“Immanuel Kant is a philosopher who tried to work out how human beings could be good and kind – outside of the exhortations and blandishments of traditional religion.
He was born in 1724 in the Baltic city of Königsberg, which at that time was part of Prussia, and now belongs to Russia (renamed Kaliningrad)…”

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32 thoughts on “PHILOSOPHY: Immanuel Kant

  1. Kant had opinions on everything, and said plenty on ethics and aesthetics. But this isn't why he's important! He shook the entire world of philosophy by asserting that: We can never really know "things-in-themselves" (the world's true nature). We can only know the appearance of the world ('phenomena'), as represented in our minds through our in-built intuition of time, space, causality, etc. etc. I like the School of Life – nice format and pleasantly presented. But honestly, if this is to be your only Kant video, you need to start again from square one, and do a little more in-depth research & study.

  2. Well, I would say first I'm very much impressed and inspired by his philosophy.I am more attracted towards his moral philosophical ideas.The three maxims which he has given is a boon for society.If everyone understand this in a correct way.This world will become more peaceful land ever. Well indian philosophy has more tremendous moral and ethical perspectives to make one self moral and ethical but kant is very much critical in his ideas.This thing makes him unique.His philosophical work is very vast and expanded in various branches of philosophy.He is a philosopher which will take efforts of reading four philosophers alone.😇🥰

  3. Wild. I was thinking about morality this morning, and I basically said the categorical imperative as my conclusion. I said we should ask ourselves "would it be beneficial to society if this behavior was universally practiced" to see if something is moral. I had never heard of this before… I guess I'm a Kantian.

  4. "The Golden Rule" you mentioned is one of many attempts by the Christian theologians to wash out anything jewish from Christian doctrines. As it happened with many other similar attempts, this one became a caricature of the main principal of the school of Hillel (1st century B.C-1st century CE): "Do not do to others what is disgusting if it is done to you". This is the real "Golden Rule". Christian version I call "Gold plated rule". Hillel realized that what is pleasing you may not be pleasing others. That is why the Jewish Golden Rule is a negative command as the Christian is a positive one. Funny when: "Do to others what you want to be done to you" is looked from a prospective of a homosexual. There is nothing good in Christian theology which is not in Judaism and if anything is different it is either a caricature or a poorly hidden plagiarism.

  5. so much better than in school, this is much more accessible. I still find reading philosophy books pretty daunting, but this is a great intro

  6. This is a very good abstract of Kant the Philosopher for those of us who hear names like – Kant, Hume, Hegel occasionally in our lives, but have no idea who/what they did to warrant such fame and adulation.

  7. Kant would have ended up like an Amish if he were around today. We wouldn't be able to own phones because we don't want to be the $ L @ V 3 $ mining the cobalt or other components or assembling them.

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