Philosophers – English Version
Immanuel Kant (1724 – 1804)
Famous for: Critique of Practical Reason, The Categorical Imperative, The Age of Enlightment
Kant’s Philosophy in 3 Minutes (Video)
In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)
Famous for: atheistic critique of religion, master/slave morality and nihilism
Nietzsche’s life & philosophy (Video)
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you
Karl Marx (1818 – 1883)
Famous for: class struggle, communism, Marxism
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
Martin Heidegger (1889 – 1976)
Famous for: existential phenomenology, philosophical hermeneutics
Heidegger’s life and philosophy (Video)
Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man
Theodor W. Adorno (1903 – 1969)
Famous for: Critical theory of society, Frankfurt School, “Dialectic of Enlightenment”
Theodor W. Adorno’s Philosophy (Video)
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Martin Luther (1483 – 1546)
Initiator of the Protestant Reformation, translated the Bible into vernacular, which fostered the development of a standard German
Luther & The Protestant Reformation (Video)
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
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