Moral Principles Of Immanuel Kant

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He who governs by his moral excellence may be compared to the pole star which abides in its place while all other stars bow towards it. Deciding for oneself between what is right and what is wrong has always been an important part of life. All throughout history this subject has been debated and there have been many who have attempted to discover an absolute solution. Among these is the remarkable German philosopher, Immanuel Kant. Applied correctly, Kant’s moral principles, specifically the categorical imperative, would greatly alter one’s view of life and due to this it may help to not only make the world a better place, but to also bolster individual lives. Immanuel Kant was born to a simple family of devout pietists in Königsberg Germany in 1724. He was the fourth child out of a total of nine. He enrolled in a university at the age of sixteen for six years and later became a tutor devoted to mathematics and physics. Eventually his career in tutoring lead to an interest in philosophy, upon his discovery of philosophy he dedicated all of his energy into it. Later starting a career in lecturing on the subject of philosophy, his lectures quickly because famous and it became difficult to attend them. One of Kant’s pupils Jachman is quoted saying this about Kant and his lectures: Kant had a peculiarly skillful method of asserting and defining metaphysical concepts, which consisted, to all appearances, in carrying out his inquiries in front of his audience; as though he himself
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