Immanuel Kant

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Philosopher
Field: Epistemology, Aesthetics, Ethics, Metaphysics

1724-1804





Immanuel Kant Notes

From 1770 to 1797, Immanuel Kant was professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of Konigsberg in Germany. Originally influenced by Leibniz, he later synthesized Hume's skepticism into his own critical philosophical system, transcendental idealism. Kant sought to determine the nature and limits of human knowledge, the categories of consciousness, and their ethical and aesthetic meanings.

Kant's position is the history of philosophy is pivotal. Transcendental idealism was essentially a synthesis of Continental Rationalism (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz) and British Empiricism (Locke, Berkeley, Hume). Kant's system resolves the dialectic between the Rationalists belief in a priori truth and the Empiricists conviction that truth can only be known through sense perception.

The essence of Kant's complicated concepts can be found in his Critique of Pure Reason (1781) which expounds on the epistemological synthesis necessary to get at the truth about how we know anything.

Thoughts without content are empty, perceptions without conceptions are blind...Understanding can perceive nothing, the senses can think nothing. Knowledge arises only from their united action.









Immanuel Kant Official Cosmic Record
YEAR TEAM POS BA AB H HR RBI
1997 Ionians cf .272 331 90 4 47
Total 1 Season Batting
KEY
POS-Position; BA-Batting Average;AB-At Bats; H-Hits; HR-Homeruns; RBI- Runs Batted In








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