EPISTEMOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF KANT’S NOTION OF SPACE AND TIME

Kyrian A. Ojong, Maduka Enyimba

Abstract


Immanuel Kant is by far one of the most influential philosophers of modern times whose richness of though spans the entire spectrum of philosophy and beyond. He had written much on metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy, logic and of course on other disciplines such as mathematics and geography (Kaufmann 363). Born in 1974 at Konigsberg where he studied and later became a professor in it University, Kant was said to have lived a monotonous and routine-kind of life to the point of boredom. He died in 1804. This paper examines Kant’s conception of space and time and its implication for the theory of knowledge. The point will be made that Kant’s position leads us to skepticism. In other words, going by the position of Kant, the human mind cannot acquire true or certain knowledge. Thus, his position is rejected and argument to is presented to show that the mind is capable of true knowledge even beyond the bounds of space and time.

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