Difference Between Kant And Kantian Enlightenment

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Reckon for Enlightenment, Kantian Ethics: Living for a New Age I've dissected Kant's anthropological writing to form my own opinion. As a Kantian advocate, I will use Kant's Enlightenment piece to prove my own envisage of 'Age of Enlightenment'. I believe "enlightenment is... [men and women's] emergence from...[their] self-imposed immaturity", written by Immanuel Kant in "What is Enlightenment"(par.1). Kant once wrote enlightenment is men’s emergence, and only men's. Kant didn’t believe is a society where women could possess such development that he directed his powerful quote to solely men. However, I believe that our society as a whole needs a reckon, a new age of enlightenment; and one which included the emergence of women and men. Kant…show more content…
Kant viewed morality through categorical imperatives, which are commands one must follow regardless of their libidinal desires and obligations. For this reason, Kant believed that it does not matter if humans want to be moral because the moral law binds all of us. Kant is saying we do not need pastors, physicians, and even religion to determine what the "law" is and what is right or wrong because this is all knowable by our intellect. Therefore, categorical imperative is an individual idea that Kant formulated; and within that Kant devised four formulations. Although, having two distinct formulations that Kant devised and those are the most accepted theories. First, the universalizability principle and I interpret this as the universality of our actions. Second, Kant devised the formula of humanity; so, we treat others with humanity and dignity and never as a mere means. However, we can never treat others as a mere means for they have dignity, worth, and purpose. For this reason, humans exist for themselves, we exist for ourselves and nobody else. So, to treat someone as a mere mean is treating someone as your property and a lack of moral existence. Kant believed everyone deserves not to be treated as a mere mean, because of our

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