Immanuel Kant

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by RacerX, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. RacerX macrumors 65832

    Aug 2, 2004
    Macaddicttt has expressed an interest in discussing the ideas of Immanuel Kant. So I figured we should make such a discussion open to the public.

    For those of you who are not familiar with Kant's writings but would like to learn and join in, here is a list of some of his works...
    Critique of Pure Reason (as text)
    What is Enlightenment? (as text)
    Metaphysical Elements of Ethics (as text)
    Critique of Practical Reason (as text)
    Critique of Judgement (as text)
    Science of Right (as text)
    Introduction to the Metaphysic of Morals (as text)
    Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals (as text)​
  2. ArmyKnight12 macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2007
    Good timing: He was born on April 22nd so today would have been his birthday.
  3. SMM macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2006
    Tiger Mountain - WA State
    That is a nice invite, but also some pretty heady stuff. Kant was a challenge even in my Junior year of college. However, he certainly was a worthwhile ready and was interesting to discuss. Unfortunately, that was too many acid trips ago (when it was legal of course). I will be interested to see how this thread progresses. Maybe a few brain cells are still floating around in there.
  4. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres
    Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable,
    Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could think you under the table,
    David Hume could out-consume Schopenhauer and Hegel,
    And Wittgenstein was a beery swine who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.
    There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya 'bout the turning of the wrist,
    Socrates himself was permanently pissed...
    John Stuart Mill, of his own free will, with half a pint of shandy was
    particularly ill,
    Plato, they say, could stick it away, half a crate of whiskey every day,
    Aristotle, Aristotle was a beggar for the bottle,
    Hobbes was fond of his dram,
    And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart, "I drink therefore I am."
    Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed;
    A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's pissed.

    Sorry but I couldn't resist. I do think a discussion of Kant is a good idea though.
  5. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    Any further discussion would probably be superfluous. ;)
  6. iCantwait macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
  7. Marble macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    The impression that I was left with about Kant was that revolutionaries were to be distrusted. If you saw some fault with your government, the best way to reform it would be to work within the system to change the system. Wasn't he also obsessed with precision and clocks?

    I'm not sure which of his works that was from. It's been a while since I was a freshman.
  8. SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2007
    Arlington, VA USA
    Interesting you should mention this, we just finished discussing him in my Philosophy of Art class.
  9. RacerX thread starter macrumors 65832

    Aug 2, 2004
    I didn't know that, so it is quite the coincidence. :eek:

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