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1) Explain in as much detail as you can how Immanuel Kant tries to reconcile rationalism and empiricism. Kant tries to reconcile rationalism with empiricism by taking the main aspects of both. He uses space and time to show that we have a sense of rationalism. Rationalism is idea that knowledge is obtained without the senses. Space is a priori because it only exists in the mind. Time is a priori as well because it’s not out in the world. But he brings empiricism into play because of the synthetic way we define things. For example, math is analytic. It is a priori because it always stays the same, like the saying bachelors are unmarried men. It will always be a true statement. But synthetic statements give something to the subject which can only be obtained through the senses. Kant explains that the world is chaos until it hits us and in our minds we structure it. We know nothing until something comes into our minds but then we have the ability to perceive. Since we have the ability to perceive what our senses are seeing, feeling, smelling etc… there is something a priori. You need to have one with the other. Without our senses there would
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