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With this quiz on Kant you can test your knowledge on this very famous philosopher: Immanuel Kant was born in 1724. If '700 is the "Age of Enlightenment," Kant was the most important exponent of the German Enlightenment.
Today, Kant is called a "criticist." Why? Kant rejected the philosophical currents of his time - empiricism and rationalism - and this led him to create a body of works and philosophical thought totally independent of the influences of his time. His best known works are both "critical" works: the Critique of Pure Reason, the Critique of Practical Reason, and Critique of Judgment.
The Critique of Pure Reason is the first in chronological terms: it was published in 1781. This work contained concepts so complex and difficult to understand that Kant-two years later-had to publish a popular edition, that is, a version of the work written in simpler language and containing annotations that facilitated the understanding of the text.
While Kantian philosophy broke with the philosophical currents of the time, it laid a foundation for those to come, and especially for Hegel's Idealism. To summarize Kantian thought, we can identify the questions that his philosophy attempted to answer. For example, Kant asked himself whether Mathematics was really a science. And the same question was asked of Physics and Metaphysics. The conclusion he came to was that Mathematics and Physics are sciences, while Metaphysics is not.
The ultimate goal of Kantian philosophy is to identify the foundation of knowledge, its origin, to identify the possibilities but also the limits of knowledge. Kant also wants to understand the functioning of reason, so he analyzes its functions and judges it, that is - again - he identifies its possibilities and limits. This is the reason for his "criticism" of the rationalist currents (which said that everything that is known is innate in the subject) and the empiricists (who said that one can arrive at knowledge only through experience).
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