Immanuel Kant

Kant’s ideas on education and human nature are intimately intertwined. He holds the opinion that no one is naturally bad. There are only positive things about a person, and these wonderful things can get better with knowledge. For him, education is the wellspring of all worldly goodness. To reach a person ’s capacity, all abilities and qualities must always be improved in a positive way. The essence of a person is good or evil. The only cause of its usefulness is the failure to regulate it and to steer it in accordance with the natural laws of good education. At this point, education must be used to help people reach their full potential. 

According to Kant, the most significant factor contributing to awfulness is failing to guide as per a person’s personality and expecting that education will send a person in a positive direction. To him, only those with knowledge could qualify as people. Kant asserts that a person may improve their own character via education and carry out their own actions while also getting the greatest attention.


An individual should adhere to corrective measures. When a person is disciplined, whether in their personal or societal lives, it follows that inhibiting animal peculiarities outweighs human peculiarities.

Unless somebody doesn’t obey the regulations, punishment will impede them. Education should also expose an individual to cultural elements. Education, instruction, and the expression of one’s talents are all part of culture. Talent is a power that may be used to accomplish various tasks in order to produce things and knowledge that others could use rather than as a personal objective. Education should also enable one to recognise talent from comprehension.

Kant divides moral and physical education into two categories. For him, physical education consists mainly of the standard methods of feeding and caring for humans and other animals. Physical and moral education show us how to live a self-sufficient life. A person becomes worthwhile as an individual via education. Through instruction, receiving  knowledge aids in a person’s skill development. A citizen gains value for their state and country in a sequential manner. Consequently, because of schooling, someone knows  how to live in harmony with the country.