Presentation on theme: "Making Sense of Kant Faced the twin issues of Western philosophy: individual v collective meaning v emptiness Lived and taught in the late 1700s Opened."— Presentation transcript:
Making Sense of Kant Faced the twin issues of Western philosophy: individual v collective meaning v emptiness Lived and taught in the late 1700s Opened the door toward Romanticism
Can we have certain knowledge? Define knowledge: certainty v probability Define the means and limits of the sources of knowledge –Reason –Experience –Intuition ! Be sure to ask the correct questions!
Conclusions re knowledge: Reason (logic) give us certain truth Experience gives us probable truth Intuition gives us innate truth For any question in any area, ask for warrants using the appropriate methods
Each area has its truths: Reason –Logic –Categories of the mind –Meanings –Sense of the whole
Experience –Personal truth –Social possibility –Science probability –Sense of life experience Each area has its truths:
Judgment: intuitive or innate –Morality –Art –Self or soul –God –The meaning of life
We do have knowledge: Some rational truths Some innate truths Some experiential truths Our sense of truth World view Philosophy