History 51 - Final Study Guide - Immanuel Kant The...

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Immanuel Kant The enlightenment was a time when humans saw themselves as legacy of the renaissance. Enlightenment in France and Germany critiqued religion. Emanuel Kant was a rationalist and imperialist. In Kant’s essay, what is Aufklarung? he discussed that Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity. These included arguments for the existence of God, the attributes of God, the immorality of the soul, the problem of evil and the relationship of moral principles to religious beliefs and practices. Kant was interested principally in the theoretical status and function of the concept of god. The Enlightenment David Hume was born April 26, 1711 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Hume was the ultimate skeptic, convincingly reducing matter, mind and religion and science to a matter of sense impressions and memories. Further investigations led him to dismiss the existence of a unifying mind within us. In 1748, he published An Enquiry Concerning the Human Understanding followed by An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals in 1751. In 1781, he published the Critique of Pure Reason. The enlightenment is france and germany critiqued religion. England and scottland was a movement that was complimentary and compatiable with Christianity. He called it Categorical Imperetive. Relision should be within the limits of reason. During the enlightenment, humans saw themselves as legacys of the renaissance. One of the French philosophers during the enlighetenment was Voltaire, Denis Diderot. In his life period 1734 to 1744 he dropped an early ambition to enter the theatre and instead taught for a living. In 1749, he published the L ettre sur les aveugles
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2010 for the course ENGLISY 08414 taught by Professor Kebble during the Spring '10 term at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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