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Kant(kănt, känt), Immanuel 1724-1804.
German philosopher whose synthesis of rationalism and empiricism, in which he argued that reason is the means by which the phenomena of experience are translated into understanding, inspired 19th-century German idealism. His classic works include Critique of Pure Reason (1781) and Critique of Practical Reason (1788), in which he put forward a system of ethics based on the categorical imperative.
Kant′i·an adj. & n.
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Kant(kænt; German kant)
(Biography) Immanuel (ɪˈmaːnueːl). 1724–1804, German idealist philosopher. He sought to determine the limits of man's knowledge in Critique of Pure Reason (1781) and propounded his system of ethics as guided by the categorical imperative in Critique of Practical Reason (1788)
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Immanuel, 1724–1804, German philosopher.
Kant′i•an, adj., n.
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