Definitions

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling the philosophical views of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804).
  • n. A person who subscribes to philosophical views associated with Immanuel Kant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher; conformed or relating to any or all of the philosophical doctrines of Immanuel Kant.
  • n. A follower of Kant; a Kantist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or belonging to Immanuel Kant, the great German philosopher (1724-1804), or to his system of philosophy.
  • n. A follower of Kant; a Kantist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to Immanuel Kant or his philosophy

Etymologies

From Kant +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I.e., those who imagined the Copenhagen narrative had been steeped in Kantian idealism.

    June 5th, 2009

  • It is not our business here to oppose the application of the name Kantian to modernist philosophy.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Each recalls the Kantian claim that objectivity requires space, or that grasping something as independent from oneself requires the experience of space, a version of which is deployed by Strawson

    Auditory Perception

  • Between these two accounts of the Kantian legacies of the aesthetic — or what one might call the Kantian insistence — Karen Swann discerns and examines a certain recurrent "shape" in Shelley's poetry, "a beautiful, slumbering human form" (1).

    Introduction: 'The Power is There': Romanticism as Aesthetic Insistence

  • Schopenhauer can be called a Kantian, but he did not always agree with the details of Kant's arguments.

    Arthur Schopenhauer

  • First, the approach must have what I would call a Kantian element: that is, it must have as a fundamental ethical starting point a view that we must respect each individual sentient being as an end in itself, not a mere means to the ends of others.

    The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

  • The Louvre realized a kind of Kantian ideal for art as the object of disinterested contemplation.

    Napoleon's Eye

  • On Anscombe's view modern theories such as Kantian ethics, Utilitarianism, and social contract theory are sorely inadequate for a variety of reasons, but one major worry is that they try to adopt the legalistic framework without the right background assumptions to ground it.

    Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe

  • So I'm not arguing for some kind of Kantian categorical imperative.

    The inevitability of voice

  • In Kagan's view, Europeans today live in a "Kantian" postmodern paradise; they are at peace with one another and have constructed for themselves a happy way of life, based on negotiation, cooperation, rules — and impotence.

    America and the World

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