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Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher and one of the foremost thinkers of the Enlightenment. In 1740 Kant entered the University of Königsberg. He became interested in philosophy, mathematics, and the natural sciences. He became a private tutor for seven years in order to have enough time and money to continue his education.Kant spent the next fifteen years as a lecturer. In order to live he lectured between twenty-six and twenty-eight hours a week. Despite this enormous teaching burden, Kant continued to publish papers on various topics. He finally achieved a professorship at Königsberg in 1770.
During this period Kant published several papers dealing with scientific questions. Kant is known for his theory that there is a single moral obligation, which he called the "Categorical Imperative", and is derived from the concept of duty.The categorical imperative can only be based on something that is an "end in itself", that is, an end that is not a means to some other need, desire, or purpose.

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