To answer Hume’s skepticism, which is a serious threat to our ability to know anything at all, Kant took a hard look at the kinds of knowledge we have and the kinds of judgments we make. In order to understand Kant, we need to understand this aspect of his thinking. The first thing Kant determines is that there are two kinds of knowledge; a priori knowledge and a posteriori knowledge. So the first part of this week’s assignment is to give a detailed explanation of each type using information from the chapter reading. Please do not use outside sources, mostly for the reason they will probably confuse you.
The next step is to grasp Kant’s idea that there are two types of judgments: analytic and synthetic. Please describe each of these in detail. And finally, the last step is to put these four factors together. The text provides a nice chart to show you the results. Please explain the text’s conclusion about these combinations.
- Must be a minimum of 1 1/2 pages with standard 1-inch margins in Times New Roman or Garamond font.
- Must be double-spaced.
- Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
- Must include in-text citations and references in MLA style.
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