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"There is […] only a single categorical imperative and it is this: act only in accordance with that maxim through which you can at the same time will that it become a universal law" (Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, 1785).

Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals


Immanuel Kant

1724 CE – 1804 CE

Kant spent his entire life in or near the German city of Königsberg in East-Prussia, far away from the European capitals such as London, Paris, or Edinburgh.


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