Thinker of the Week: Immanuel Kant


Full Name: Immanuel Kant

Born: 1724

Died: 1804

Hometown: Konigsberg, Prussie

Fave Subjects: How To Be Good, Truth, Knowledge and Understanding, Beauty and Art, Power, Astronomy

Career Highlights:

  • won and award for making a discovery about how the Earth rotates
  • did most of his important philosophy work after the age of 50
  • wrote more than 30 books on philosophy and other subjects
  • was so organized that his neighbours would set their watches by his morning walks (and his students loved him for it too)

Big Question:

Should rules about right and wrong be the same for everyone, all the time?

Pretty cool, huh? Read more about Mr. Kant in our ThinkAboutIt series!