Kant's Theory of KnowledgeKant seeks to merge rationalism and empiricism theories into a new third approach to understand how we gain knowledge. To reach this goal, he begins by taking' I' from Descartes. And asking what Descartes talks about so much about this' I.' Kant also takes the blank paper the basic empirical model of the mind of Locke and Hume. Kant adapts the mind model of Locke and Hume by dividing the blank paper into sections. These sections are what he calls the mind categories. He believes that these categories are inside us from birth before we encounter anything at all, just like mathematics and logic for the rationalists. In other words, they are innate, and for every living human being, they are universally the same. Space and time, cause and effect, and substance are examples of Kant's categories.When the mind discovers some sense of knowledge or explanation for the experience determines in which category it should be placed in. We can understand the concept of the mind by what Kant introduced as an empty bookcase with the librarian being rational. The
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