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Immanuel Kant

1724 - 1804

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Immanuel Kant (UK: , US: , German: [ɪˈmaːnu̯eːl ˈkant]; 22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804) was a German philosopher and one of the central Enlightenment thinkers. Born in Königsberg, 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, 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 unknowable to us. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Immanuel Kant has received more than 10,478,470 page views. His biography is available in 165 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 159 in 2019). Immanuel Kant is the 8th most popular philosopher (down from 6th in 2019), the most popular biography from Russia and the most popular Russian Philosopher.

Immanuel Kant is most famous for his work in the philosophy of ethics, metaphysics, and aesthetics. He was a German philosopher who lived from 1724-1804.

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Among philosophers, Immanuel Kant ranks 8 out of 1,081Before him are Plato, Socrates, Confucius, Pythagoras, René Descartes, and Gautama Buddha. After him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Avicenna, John Locke, Niccolò Machiavelli, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Francis Bacon.

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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, Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Louise of Great Britain, Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach, Peter von Biron, and Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 1804, Immanuel Kant ranks 1After him are Joseph Priestley, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Jacques Necker, Alexander Hamilton, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Pierre Méchain, Wolfgang von Kempelen, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Princess Carolina of Parma, Jean-Charles Pichegru, and Jazzar Pasha.

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Among people born in Russia, Immanuel Kant ranks 1 out of 3,262After him are Vladimir Lenin (1870), Vladimir Putin (1952), Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Peter the Great (1672), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Anton Chekhov (1860), and Nikita Khrushchev (1894).


Among philosophers born in Russia, Immanuel Kant ranks 1After him are Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), Georgi Plekhanov (1856), Vladimir Solovyov (1853), Alexandre Koyré (1892), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Johann Georg Hamann (1730), Yuri Lotman (1922), Lev Gumilyov (1912), Sergei Bulgakov (1871), and Ivan Ilyin (1883).