Immanuel Kant

1724 - 1804

Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant (UK: , US: ; German: [ɪˈmaːnu̯eːl ˈkant, -nu̯ɛl -]; 22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804) was a German philosopher and one of the central Enlightenment thinkers. Kant's comprehensive and systematic works in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics have made him one of the most influential figures in modern Western philosophy.In his doctrine of transcendental idealism, Kant argued that space and time are mere "forms of intuition" which structure all experience, and therefore that while "things-in-themselves" exist and contribute to experience, they are nonetheless distinct from the objects of experience. From this it follows that the objects of experience are mere "appearances", and that the nature of things as they are in themselves is consequently unknowable to us. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Immanuel Kant has received more than 7,306,123 page views. His biography is available in 151 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Immanuel Kant ranks 6 out of 1,005Before him are Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Gautama Buddha, and Confucius. After him are René Descartes, Pythagoras, Avicenna, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Niccolò Machiavelli.

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Among people born in 1724, Immanuel Kant ranks 1After him are Maria Amalia of Saxony, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, Cao Xueqin, Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, Peter von Biron, Louise of Great Britain, Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach, Franz Anton Maulbertsch, and Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. Among people deceased in 1804, Immanuel Kant ranks 1After him are Joseph Priestley, Jacques Necker, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Alexander Hamilton, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, Pierre Méchain, Wolfgang von Kempelen, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Princess Carolina of Parma, and Jean-Charles Pichegru.

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Among people born in Russia, Immanuel Kant ranks 1 out of 2,050After him are Vladimir Lenin (1870), Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Anton Chekhov (1860), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), and Alexander Pushkin (1799).


Among philosophers born in Russia, Immanuel Kant ranks 1After him are Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), Adam Weishaupt (1748), Georgi Plekhanov (1856), Vladimir Solovyov (1853), Johann Georg Hamann (1730), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Yuri Lotman (1922), Alexandre Koyré (1892), Sergei Bulgakov (1871), and Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700).

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