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Immanuel Kant
  • Name: Immanuel Kant
  • Born: 04/22/1724
  • Died: 02/12/1804 (79 years old)

Immanuel Kant (UK: /kænt/, US: /kɑːnt/; German: [ɪˈmaːnu̯eːl ˈkant, -nu̯ɛl -]; 22 April 1724– 12 February 1804) was an influential German philosopher in the Age of Enlightenment. In his doctrine of transcendental idealism, he argued that space, time, and causation are mere sensibilities; “things-in-themselves” exist, but their nature is unknowable. In his view, the mind shapes and structures experience, with all human experience sharing certain structural features. In one of his major works, the Critique of Pure Reason (1781; second edition 1787), he drew a parallel to the Copernican revolution in his proposition that worldly objects can be intuited a priori (‘beforehand’), and that intuition is therefore independent from objective reality.

Birth Place: Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia, (present-day Kaliningrad, Russia)

Death Place: Königsberg, East Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia

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