Immanuel Kant

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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Metaphysics Immanuel Kant was born in the East Prussian city of Königsberg. He studied at the city’s college, and worked there as a tutor and professor for more than forty years. Two major historical movements made an impact on Kant and his ideas Empiricism and Rationalism. A central problem for philosophers in both of these movements was how we could open up our mind to acquire knowledge from the world that surrounds us. The Empiricists thought to solve this problem through a posteriori reasoning; which is reasoning that depends upon experience or contingent events in the world to provide us with information. While the Rationalists attempted to solve this problem through a priori reasoning, a priori claim is one that must be true without appealing to experience. http://www.iep.utm.edu/k/kantmeta.htm http://russellmcneil.blogspot.com/search/label/Baroque%20Science Kant disagreed with both. Kant came up with a methodological innovation which was to employ a
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