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Three-Minute Kant

What the common good has to do with office infidelity and objective reality.

Legendary German philosopher Immanuel Kant, father of the Categorical Imperative, was born on April 22, 1724. To celebrate his birthday, here’s a witty and illuminating 3-minute digest of his life’s work from the wonderful Three-Minute Philosophy series.

For a deeper dive into Kant, try Susan Stuart’s free Kant lectures on iTunesU (thanks, Dan) or the excellent anthology Kant’s Critiques: The Critique of Pure Reason, The Critique of Practical Reason, The Critique of Judgement.

Published April 22, 2011




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