A Famous Philosopher
Immanuel Kant (1724 – 1804):
Immanuel Kant was a modern day German deontologist from Prussia and became one of history’s most famous Philosophers. A deontologist is someone who believes in acts that are strictly right or wrong. Kant was an influential thinker and one of the last philosophers of the Enlightenment era. However his work in epistemology (the study of knowledge) and theology (the study of religion) are still influential to current philosophers of our time. He was also known for his beliefs in ethics and his knowledge in astronomy.
Kant was an independent person, meaning he did not let others influence his way of thought. He created his own moral …show more content…
Last but not least, the third formulation states “therefore, every rational being must so act as if he were through his maxim always a legislating member in the universal kingdom of ends.” By this I think Kant meant for individuals to hold themselves high, be proud of who you are, as if you were a law-making member of some sort. Someone of such confidence would be able to harmonize a society or kingdom as Kant states, and establish laws that were abided by all, universal laws. (Evers)
After researching theorist I realized that I agreed more with Immanuel Kant’s theories overall. Kant believed in intuition, as do I. Some may call it a religious intuition, but whatever it was, he was onto something and became an inspiration to all philosophers. I believe intuition is something that comes from within a