I read somewhere that he had spine problems and weak bones. Maybe that disadvantage made him see how being biased and negative has an influence on ones mind and sense of morals. Thus he tried to avoide being biased in his writings- just a thought
I need some intereting facts about kant's life. I am doing an extra credit project where I have to take three philosophers and prove how their psychological experiences had an effect on their works. I am having a hard time seeing how kant's life affected his theories because he is very good at keeping his life and works seperate.
I am looking for anything in kant's that was peculiar or interesting. All I seem
to find is how he is a boring man of routine.
Thanks in advance
Kant grew up in a strict Puritanical home, which might explain for the precision of his thought, as well as the high moral standards he held.
The trouble is, of course, that just because Kant grew up in a strict Puritanical home, and just because Kant' thought was precise, and because he had high moral standards: there is no reason to think that his thought was precise, and that he had high moral standards because he grew up in a strict Puritanical home. To argue that way would be to commit the fallacy of post hoc ergo propter hoc, namely that because A happens, and then B happens, that A is the cause of B. Maybe it so that A is the cause of B, but only that B follows A is no reason to think it is so.
And, since we are told that Kant was a precise thinker, Kant would have certainly disapproved of committing the post hoc ergo propeter hoc fallacy.
I had a feeling there was something fallacious about my argument. I agree because Kant very well couldve gone another route that did not conform to his background per se. Apologies for terrible argumentation.
Oh wait I did you use "might". I did not say there was a necessary connection, only a possiblity. In any event, the argument, if taken upon necessity, is fallacious.
Or should I be using proablility for this? Not possibility?
Unless you have more evidence that Kant's background explains his philosophy, why should you talk about probability? The argument is fallacious.
I wasnt thinking clearly yesterday.