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Kant 124 - Ex Behind the phenomenon of human history lies...

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Kant 124-127 Sunday, October 23, 2011 11:18 AM Kant rejected Locke's theory that the mind was a tabula rasa, a blank state, and posited innate ideas in the mind. He believe that not all knowledge comes from experience, but instead that the mind is so structured and empowered that it imposes interpretive categories onto our experience. We experience the world and interpret it through the mind. Ding an sich - The noumenal world, the thing-in-itself, an object independent of the mind, something that is known without the senses.
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Unformatted text preview: Ex. Behind the phenomenon of human history lies the noumenon of humans. A priori knowledge is what we know prior to experience: • Analytic tautologies and entailments (ex: all bachelors are unmarried) • Synthetic Causality, space, and time (ex: 5+7=12, the moral law) A posterioiri knowledge is based on experience. • Empirical judgments (ex: there are people in this room) Two criteria for priori judgments: necessity and universality Something analytical is not based on experience...
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