Immanuel Kant
b. April 22, 1724 – d. February 12, 1804 • Philosopher
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Kant, Immanuel
Kant, Immanuel (1724–1804), German philosopher. He was born and died at Königsberg in E. Prussia and never went beyond the confines of the province. In early life he was attracted to the study of mathematics and physics, and retained interest in the natural sciences throughout his life. After some years
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Immanuel Kant
Kant, Immanuel. Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) was born in Königsberg, East Prussia. He studied and later taught at Königsberg University. He never married, and lived a highly regulated life. Kant’s major works were General History of Nature and Theory of the Heavens (1755) which propounds the nebular hypothesis;
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Kant, Immanuel (1724–1804)
Kant, Immanuel (1724–1804)One of the greatest of all philosophers, Kant has had a tremendous influence on the history of theology (see *Kantianism). His voice was the most important one in German philosophy during the *Enlightenment, representing a watershed in western thought. Born in Königsberg, East
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Kant, Immanuel
Kant, Immanuel(1724–1804). The philosopher Immanuel Kant set forth a chain of explosive ideas that humanity has continued to ponder since his time. He created a link between the idealists—those who thought that all reality was in the mind—and the materialists—those who thought that the only reality
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Kant (Immanuel) (1724–1804).—German philosopher, born at Königsberg. Was educated at the Collegium Fredericianum and the University of Königsberg; became professor of logic and metaphysics in the latter in 1770, and was made its rector in 1786. His great work is Criticism of Pure Reason (1770), in which
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Kant, Immanuel
Kant, Immanuel (1724–1804). One of the chief philosophers of the eighteenth century, he has strongly influenced modern theology. In his Critique of Pure Reason, he argues that it is impossible to have objective knowledge of the external world, for in the very process of knowing, the mind prints its seal
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Kant, Immanuel
Kant, ImmanuelImmanuel Kant (1724–1804) superseded the rationalism of Leibniz and the empiricism of Locke and Hume by formulating a new critical transcendental philosophy. His Critique of Pure Reason (1781) constituted a landmark in the history of philosophy. He also stressed human autonomy, and defined
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Kant, Immanuel
Kant, Immanuel (1724–1804). A Prussian philosopher who would have a profound impact upon German rationalist thought, Kant rose from poverty in Königsberg, where he graduated from the university in 1740 with a degree in theology. Although he never left Prussia, his influence was immense on the issue of
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Kant, Immanuel
Kant, Immanuel (1724–1804). One of the leading philosophers of the Western tradition. Kant’s thought, which grew out of and formed a response to the Enlightenment, especially its emphasis on the primacy of reason in human life and in the pursuit of knowledge, has had a profound affect on subsequent philosophy,
Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science
Kant, Immanuel
KANT, IMMANUEL. The philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) and its aftermath stand between two great philosophical epochs. With the modernists, Kant’s philosophy affirms the epistemic preeminence of science; yet in anticipation of postmodernism, he presents a radically new approach to the foundations
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Kant, Immanuel
Kant, ImmanuelThe nominally Lutheran philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) is the seminal thinker of Euro-American modernity. His “critical” philosophy fulfilled the aspiration, from the times of Descartes and Locke during the Wars of Religion, to found human knowledge on an indubitable ground that
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Kant, Immanuel
Kant, Immanuel (1724–1804). One of the most acute philosophers ever. In his thought the Age of Enlightenment reached its peak. No other thinker so profoundly influenced nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy and theology.Kant was born in Königsberg, East Prussia, where from 1755 until death he