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Life: Life is the state of being characterized by growth, metabolism, homeostasis, adaptation, reproduction, and response to stimuli. Living organisms are made up of cells, which are the basic units of life.
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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Immanuel Kant on Life - Dictionary of Arguments

I 110
Life/Kant/Schulte: Kant’s philosophy knows no death, no life, no procreation (sexuality) - the basic of life must be different, because reason has nothing to do with sexuality.
I 121
Life/sense/Kant: the question "What is life" fails fundamentally when faced to the question "Who am I?".
>Circular reasoning
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I can never be entirely an object for myself - from the freedom of the subject follows that a reasonable person would be accepted as the ultimate end. - The same would be ridiculous when I was alone; and everyone would be for himself.
This solipsism is unavoidable even for Kant.
>Solipsism.

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
I. Kant
I Günter Schulte Kant Einführung (Campus) Frankfurt 1994
Externe Quellen. ZEIT-Artikel 11/02 (Ludger Heidbrink über Rawls)
Volker Gerhard "Die Frucht der Freiheit" Plädoyer für die Stammzellforschung ZEIT 27.11.03


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