“It would not be exaggeration in saying that Kant is the most influential founder of European modernity and the enlightenment rationality. Kant and Kantianism have made great stir; not only in the fields of epistemology, metaphysics, morality and aesthetics, but also in such areas as phenomenology, philosophy of mind and so on.”1
Anybody who is aware of the content and history of western enlightenment project will not be disagreeing with this observation made by Raghavendra Pratap Singh on Kant and his influence on the domain of thought. The impact of Kant on the course of philosophical thinking after him is of such strength and depth that great speculative systems and ideas were founded on the premises of his thinking. It compelled the later philosophers to either agree or disagree with the Kantian notions.