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Surname 1 Name Instructor Course Date Kant’s Constructivism Theory Introduction The leading theories of knowledge are rationalism by Descartes, empiricism by Locke and constructivism by Kant. The theories attempt to define knowledge in depth; however, I believe the theory of constructivism by Kant is not only the strongest of them all but also the most plausible theory in understanding knowledge. Kant’s constructivism dwarfs the other two theories because he merges empiricism and rationalism theories, which enable him to better understand the kind of knowledge we have the potential of harnessing as opposed to sticking to either empiricism or rationalism. In his attempts to combine the two theories and show the superiority of constructivism, Kant first maintains the idea of the knowledge of posteriori which emanates among all through our experiences in life and form the founding procedure on how we first acquire knowledge. Kant goes further to support the rationalism theory in priori knowledge through reason, which develops over time through individual experience. Subsequently, Kant goes on in strengthening his theory through the Revolution of Copernican, thus, explaining why we inevitably reach universal truths provided that our first and initializing mode in the acquisition of knowledge is our experience. In light of this, Kant and Hume both acknowledge that we are incapable of arriving at universal truths if we are to depend solely on our life experiences. Moreover, Kant’s constructivism is the most plausible theory for knowledge since he concludes his discourse by illustrating rational impositions examples that are responsible for
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Surname 2 creating our experiences according to the objects that are in accordance to our knowledge, thereby forming the theory of rationalism by Kant (Bird, 100). Although Kant’s epistemological arguments are strongest, I believe Hume’s theory of skeptical-empiricism is the best alternative since the two frameworks have similar conclusions.
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