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Immanuel Kant

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1610
Professor
Iva Apostolova
Semester
Fall

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1724-1804 Kant worked toward the end of the Enlightenment. In Europe, Enlightenment was in full swing. Two main tails of enlightenment: 1. To reconcile theology and science. 2. To bring every branch of human knowledge to the trail bench of reason. Disappointment with the Enlightenment => Counter Enlightenment. Counter-Enlightenment: skepticism, or doubt in the strength of reason. At the same time, strong intellectual currents tugging in opposite directions, either toward science and against religion, or against science. So, when Kant comes on the intellectual stage, there is already a tendency to doubt, or question what the whole point of the Enlightenment is, or what the whole point of knowledge is. Kant sees the task of his philosophy, as on reconciling. What does philosophy reconcile? Speaking in general terms, he tries to rec
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