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Immanuel Kant: A Philosopher Who Influenced Society

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One of the philosophers that impact society is Immanuel Kant; he was a philosopher in the 18th century. Immanuel Kant was born in April 22, 1724 in Kingdom of Prussia, German and died on February 12, 1804 at age 79. Philosopher Immanuel Kant composed different point of views to courage that we understand the world better. Kant is trying to tell us that there are many things that evolve around this world and that every little single element that we do makes the world what it is.
Kant is well known for his work in the philosophy of ethics and metaphysics; also, he made an important astronomical discovery on the nature of Earth's rotation. Kant exceeded both values of his time, Rationalism and Empiricism. We believe his work did a detail change philosophy eternally. He spent his academic career focusing on philosophy, mathematics and physics. Kant’s was known generally, however, for his decent code The Categorical Imperative. Also, Immanuel Kant was a fanatic of Deontology, or duty ethics. This means that for an act to be good it must be performed out of duty. If you are concerned for the end product of your actions it is not a moral act. Immanuel Kant strongly believed in the deontological moral theories. His theories about the deontological morals are considered for numerous different reasons. For example, Kant first argued that to act with morally one should know how to act and it is understood that not only one should know how to act, but as humans that is our obligation. We need to have good intentions toward others. Second, he argued about the consequences that leads us for our actions; the choices that we decide to take, to his point of view that was not the case, to his perspective is the intentions what makes our actions right from wrong. Furthermore, Kant also argued that people as human beings must act morally because that is our main occupation in the “moral law”. In addition, people must have the main purposes to be a good citizen. He mention that there is only one thing that is truly good without a good qualification that is a “good will.” A good will is when a person has the good intentions to help humanity. To do something truly without receiving when giving, that is called respect to the moral law. Nevertheless, his philosophy was that for an act to be moral the act must be done out of one’s moods that it is one’s duty, no matter what the result. If for even one second you think about how the act could benefit you or act because of a joy or happiness that you get for it, and then the action is considered immoral. This is where I see an error in his theory. For example, if I was at the store and the very attractive clerk gave me change for a twenty instead of a ten, and first I realized it was my moral obligation to give her money back, (decision made) and my second thought was that my honesty may help me carry on a meaningful...

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