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Immanuel Kant is one of the most influential philosophers in the history of Western philosophy His contribution to metaphysics epistemology ethics and aesthetics have had a profound impact on almost every philosophical movement that followed him Kant believed that human knowledge originates in our sensations and that the mind is a blank slate or a tabula rasa that becomes populated with ideas by its interaction with the world Experience teaches us everything including concepts of relationship identity causation on so on Kant always believed that rational structure on the mind relected the rational structure of the world even of thing-in-themselves that the operating system of the processor by modern analogy matched the operating system of reality But Kant had no real agument for this the idea of reason just become postulates of morality and his system leaves it as something improvable The paradoxes of Kants efforts to reconcile his conflicting approaches and requirements made it very difficult for later philosophers to take the overall system seriously The structure of knowledge gains and the experience that brought a person into the world would be the foundations of his moral in the outside world According to Kent then the ultimate principal of morality must be a moral law conceived so abstractly that it is capable of guiding us to the right actions in applications to every possibility set of circumstances so the only relevant feature of the more moral law is its generality the fact that he has a formal property of universality by virtue of which it can be applied at all times to every moral agent From this chain of reasoning about our ordinary moral concepts Kant derived as a preliminary statement of moral obligation the notion that right action are those that practical reason would will as universal law Thus Kant believed the ulmate worth of his philosophy lay his willingess to criticize reason in to make
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