Immanuel Kant Analysis

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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) depicts enlightenment as “man 's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity” (Kant, 1784, p.1). Modernity was characterized in many ways, one of them goes as the age of enlightenment which involves the path to reach knowledge using reason only. Kant believed that enlightenment cannot happen and progress until everyone uses their reason and “Dare(s) to know”. He proposed that the power of reason can help escape self-deception and blind obedience as well as gain political freedom. He links the use of reason with freedom and this use of reason helped us achieve a system of morals. However, Nietzsche disagrees with Kant and mocked the idea that using reason can help us since reason is something created by man and his view of the world, therefore none of these concepts can have true meaning. He wanted to know how and why did such morals come to have this value and this is how through the use of Nietzsche’s philosophy, I will critique Kant’s moral…show more content…
These obstacles that can be life or work related should be overcome without depending on someone else and this dependence is only because of individuals’ fear which he explains as their “lack of resolve and courage” (Kant, 1784, p.1). This is how Kant portrays modernity. In the beginning of his essay called What is Enlightenment? (published in 1784), Kant talks about how human beings should not be afraid to speak up and provide their opinions about whatever subject it is. He encourages people to handle situations based on reason as Kant says “use your own understanding!” (Kant, 1784, p.1). This is what Kant describes as reaching enlightenment. Every individual should challenge him/herself to gain more knowledge about the world and by this knowledge you can comprehend what is going around with you or the
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