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300 Years of Kant

Kant’s work is considered to be the pinnacle of Enlightenment philosophy. The philosopher was born in Königsberg, now Kaliningrad, in 1724. His maxim that we should use our reason seems more relevant and pressing today than ever before. What lessons can we learn from Kant? Where did Kant fail in his endeavours? What are the abysses and darker sides of the Enlightenment? This is what our Kant special is all about.

Discovering Kant

Kant's Reception In India

Dr Bindu Puri © Dr Bindu Puri

Bindu Puri, Jawaharlal Nehru University
A Journey Through Philosophy and Culture

Are Kant's ideas resonating across cultures and religions? Prof. Bindu Puri outlines how Kant's writing shaped modern Indian philosophy and influenced figures like Rabindranath Tagore.

Dr Apaar Kumar © Dr Apaar Kumar

Apaar Kumar, Ahmedabad University
Kant’s moral philosophy

What is Kants concept of the intrinsic dignity of all humans based on? Prof. Apaar Kumar explores Kant's insights and their implications for contemporary thought.

Dr Kanchana Mahadevan © Dr Kanchana Mahadevan

Kanchana Mahadevan, University of Mumbai
Kant’s idea of free thought

Why is Kant's notion of free thought still relevant in 2024? Prof. Kanchana Mahadevan explores Kant's insights and their resonance with contemporary thought.

Dr Rajeev Bhargava © Dr Rajeev Bhargava

Rajeev Bhargava, Director, Parekh Institute of Indian Thought
Kant's Relevance in Contemporary India

Prof. Bhargava delves into Kant's moral dictum and its implications in today's world of capitalism, shedding light on the importance of treating humanity as an end in itself.

Insights into Kant