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Biography - Immanuel Kant:

German philosopher.
Born: 1724 - Died: 1804
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.



Note 

Note



Categorical imperative


Source: Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals


Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Agis uniquement d'après la maxime qui fait que tu puisses vouloir en même temps qu'elle devienne une loi universelle.

German
Handle nur nach derjenigen Maxime, durch die du zugleich wollen kannst, dass sie ein allgemeines Gesetz werde.




See also 

See also...



Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.

Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.




Quotes for: law


Quotes

Quotes for: law


Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.





There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.





People must help one another it is nature's law.





Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.





Article VI – The law is the expression of the general will. All the citizens have the right of contributing personally or through their representatives to its formation. It must be the same for all, either that it protects, or that it punishes. All the citizens, being equal in its eyes, are equally admissible to all public dignities, places and employments, according to their capacity and without distinction other than that of their virtues and of their talents.





Article VIII – The law should establish only penalties that are strictly and evidently necessary, and no one can be punished but under a law established and promulgated before the offense and legally applied.











Quotes for: action


Quotes

Quotes about action:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.





Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.





Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.





To act freely is to retake possession of oneself; it is to place oneself back in pure duration.











Quotes

Immanuel Kant also said...


Have courage to use your own reason!





It is through good education that all the good in the world arises.





Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.





Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.





Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and reverence, the more often and more steadily one reflects on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.





That is sublime in comparison with which everything else is small.












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