Immanuel Kant- Today’s Society

The thing about philosophies are whether or not they are applicable in modern times, and more often than not, it is. Kant is considered a central figure in modern philosophy for that same reason, the timelessness of his philosophies. Regarding his views on enlightenment, in today’s society, we highly require the professionals to help us to overcome our problems, and this way of life is truly based on putting our confidence in someone else, as mentioned before, by the simple idea of which we are simply too lazy, and the searching up everything like that, is much too tedious, and people question whether it is worth it. The perfect example of this is the technological advances that we have now, like computers, smartphones, etc. On these devices, we can get any information that we need at the click of a button, or the tap of a screen, and yet, we just believe whatever those professionals say, when we could just as easily, search it up for ourselves. What are people doing instead of searching these things up? social media like Facebook, and Twitter. While I do think that those things originally had the right idea (except for Twitter) of sharing things and lessening the gap between family and friends overseas, these things have been perverted and twisted into another way, in which people enable vulgar behaviour, sharing videos that are aggressive in nature, like street fighting videos, etc. I am straying away from the point here, but what I am saying is that we have all of this amazing technology and instead of using it in a productive way, which it was originally intended on being used for, and instead, using it purely for pleasure, and in doing so, setting us up to believe whatever the professionals say. The concept of knowledge cannot really be changed as knowledge itself cannot change and so that idea that it is based around the things that we experience, as well as our reasoning/way of processing the experience create our knowledge.

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