Immanuel Kant

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Immanuel Kant

  1. 1. Immanuel Kant By Rikki Gill and Rhy Suraj
  2. 2. Main Theories <ul><li>Phenomenalism : people are incapable of perceiving objects as they really are. </li></ul><ul><li>Theory of Perception: understanding of the external world comes from experience and knowledge. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Theories Cont’d <ul><li>Theory of Judgment: Humans can only understand what is going on at the present time. It is not possible to predict the future, where humans are not involved. </li></ul><ul><li>Kant’s Ethical Theory: Evil cannot produce happiness. Good qualities are human nature. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Issues With Knowledge <ul><li>Kant believed that human knowledge was derived from two particular sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Sensibility and Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>We are nothing without our senses. </li></ul><ul><li>Prior knowledge + new experiences helps create understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Sensibility is simply derived from our senses. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Responding To? <ul><li>Martin Knutzen was the person who taught Immanuel Kant about philosophical knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Knutzen had an amazing ability to rationalize. </li></ul><ul><li>The main difference between the two was that Kant was easily convinced, whereas Knutzen was not. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Different From? <ul><li>Kant had a very controversial opinion on morals. </li></ul><ul><li>Kant felt that if he was in a situation where his life was on the line, he would forget about morals and resort to survival of the fittest. </li></ul><ul><li>Many disagree with this concept, however, unless you are exposed to this situation in real life, you have no base knowledge on the way you will act. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rationalist or Empiricist? <ul><li>He believed to learn anything you need to have experienced it to grasp the concept </li></ul><ul><li>Need both rationalism and empiricism to truly understand the true nature of anything </li></ul><ul><li>Use our senses to gain knowlegde </li></ul>
  8. 8. Main Vocubalary <ul><li>Empirical realism : experience gained through our senses </li></ul><ul><li>Physical sensation : use reason to explain the experience they’ve gained </li></ul><ul><li>Analytic proposition: predicate concept is in its subject concept </li></ul>

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