Immanuel Kant was a German Philosopher who worked with the consciousness in the area of metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. One of Kant’s main arguments was that the self is the ‘transcendental unity of consciousness.’- That all thoughts and perceptions of any given mind are in unity by being contained in one consciousness. Hume’s notions startled Kant and it served as Socrates “gadfly” to his spirit of inquiry. His (Kant’s) point of view was similar to Hume’s. Kant believed that the mind is full of sensation and separate ideas and when we reason, it just diverts from our passion on a subject. Kant argues that we perceive and experience an organized world of objects, relationships, and ideas, all existing within a fairly stable framework of space and time. Unlike Hume’s who remained fixated on the starting point, missed out on the intelligible level of experience. Kant states that there can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience. Even though our knowledge begins with experience, we have no knowledge antecedent
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 101 taught by Professor Avantaggio during the Spring '11 term at Highline Communicty College.