Phil 1000 final Kant

Phil 1000 final Kant - Gar rick Huhner Dr. Crystal Phil...

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Garrick Huhner Dr. Crystal Phil 1000 Sec. 4 December 2, 2009 The Beginning of Transcendental Idealism Immanuel Kant was an eighteenth century German philosopher. He founded the doctrine transcendental idealism. The doctrine states that our human experience is subjective to our own individual understanding of the occurrence in life. Kant believed that epistemology can reform the metaphysics by rationalizing the sources and limits. Kant was a philosopher that studied and tried to comprehend his surroundings . Some simple things he studied were morality, art, politics, and mathematics. He also studied empiricism and rationalism. He studied these subjects further in depth by studying the major philosophers of these schools of thought. Some major empiricist Kant read was Hobbes Locke and Hume. He then studied Rationalists which were Descartes Spinoza and Leibniz. After studying both sides of these schools of thought, Kant brings together these two traditions. Kant first studied the thought of Empiricism. Empiricists believe that all knowledge comes from some sort of past experience. Empiricists define life as a posteriori, which literally means from the latter. A posteriori says that knowledge is
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Huhner 2 dependent of experience and is shaped by one’s own views. This means that Empiricists believe that all of their knowledge can be gained through their entire lifetime. John Locke is a major empiricist who believed in a concept called “Tabula Rasa.” Tabula Rasa is a term that means blank slate. It is a concept that states at birth we are born with no knowledge and it is gained through our experiences we encounter in life. This means we have no innate ideas. Our learning is only gained
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