Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a Prussian philosopher whose best-known works include the Critique of Pure Reason and the Metaphysics of Morals. His doctrines have had a wide-ranging influence since their first publication and have affected such diverse fields as metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, and political philosophy.
In the modern era, we take the concept of Enlightenment for granted. The concepts of personal freedom, liberty and the ability to think for one-self have become a personal choice and fundamental to our everyday lives. Yet in 1784, when the essay was writt...[SEE MORE]