Kant's Notion of Knowledge Term Paper

A brief look at what forms Immanuel Kant's notion of knowledge.
# 150491 | 1,098 words | 1 source | APA | 2012 | KE
Published on Feb 21, 2012 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Philosophy (History - 18th Century)

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This paper discusses how Immanuel Kant was a great German philosopher and a professor of metaphysics and logic and how one of his greatest masterpieces, "The Critique of Pure Reason", became available in 1781 and influenced many people regarding human knowledge. In particular, the paper examines how in the work, Kant wanted to offer an answer to Descartes skepticism and views about knowledge and how he also wanted to make philosophy a scientific aspect through the masterpiece. The paper also looks at how most outstanding thing is that Kant presented his 'notion of knowledge' in the work and how Kant argued that human knowledge was derived solely from experience; however, it is possible for human beings to have knowledge of some objects in advance or before the experience.

From the Paper:

"Having explained how man can know things through the above procedures, Kant went ahead to say that all our human understanding and senses are what contribute to knowledge. This is however preconditioned by time and space. When we do not learn from a given experience, there is no greater sense developed in our knowledge. Man experiences things and objects through sensory and mental apparatus possessed in for achieving the same. What appears to men as objects of human experience are usually produced through experiencing conditions or apparatuses, and thus we are unable to comprehend things without the incorporation of our mental or sensory apparatus (Cahn, 2007). As well, human beings are incapable of synthesizing reality or making it up. This exists very independently without human control and therefore it exists without the influence of all possible human experiences."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cahn, S. (2007). Classics of Western Philosophy. New York: Hackett Publishing Company.

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