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Kant’s Theory of Knowledge: An Introduction

4 pages | 950 words

Kant's Theory of Knowledge is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature, origins, and scope of knowledge. The main question that the theory of knowledge tries to answer is "What is Knowledge?" There are many different answers to this question, and there is no consensus among philosophers on what the correct answer is. The theory of knowledge is divided into two main schools of thought: rationalism and empiricism. Rationalism is the view thatknowledge is primarily acquired through reason, while empiricism is the view that knowledge is primarily acquired through experience. Before Immanuel Kant, most philosophers presented these two schools of thought as two opposite camps. Kant combined knowledge from both rationalism and empiricism and created his own theory of knowledge, which he called "critical philosophy".