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Immanuel Kant

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Biography - Immanuel Kant:

German philosopher.
Born: 1724 - Died: 1804
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany
Source: Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals

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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law."
Immanuel Kant - Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals



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Categorical imperative


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Translation

(French, German)


FrenchQuote
Agis uniquement d'après la maxime qui fait que tu puisses vouloir en même temps qu'elle devienne une loi universelle."
Emmanuel Kant - Fondements de la métaphysique des mœurs

GermanQuote
Handle nur nach derjenigen Maxime, durch die du zugleich wollen kannst, dass sie ein allgemeines Gesetz werde."
Immanuel Kant - Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten


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Quotes for: law:



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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."
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
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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."
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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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."
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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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."
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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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."
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789
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Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes."
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Penal Law
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Quotes about action:



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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action."
Simone de Beauvoir
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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions."
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts."
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."
Hannah Arendt
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."
Henri Bergson
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Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay."
Simone de Beauvoir
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Immanuel Kant also said...



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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
Immanuel Kant
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Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another."
Immanuel Kant - Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?
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Have courage to use your own reason!"
Immanuel Kant - Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?
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The harmony that holds between truths is like the harmony in a painting."
Immanuel Kant
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What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?"
Immanuel Kant
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Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination."
Immanuel Kant
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