On this episode of the podcast we continue our discussion of Kant, this time focusing on his contributions to the debate between rationalism and empiricism . We begin by reviewing the major points of contention between the rationalists and empiricists regarding how we arrive at knowledge. Next, we learn about Kant’s “eureka!” moment, which arose from his discovery of a major assumption made by empiricist David Hume. Finally, we find out why Kant believed that we can never truly know the external world as it actually is, an idea which calls into questions basic concepts like space, time, and causality and goes well beyond the “veil of perception” discussed in previous episodes. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!
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Additional Stuff For Anyone Interested:
Hume by Stanford: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hume
Kant by Stanford: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant/
Great Read: https://philosophynow.org/issues/83/David_Hume_at_300
Another interesting read: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/07/opinion/07iht-edzaretsky07.html