Short Paper on Kant
Kant famously–and controversially–argued that some knowledge is “synthetic a priori.” Can you explain in your own words what Kant might have meant by this type of judgment, and can you give an example of the sort of knowledge that Kant believed possessed this strange status?
HINT: To answer this question in a clear and well-organized manner, you should first explain and illustrate Kant’s distinction between a priori and a posteori knowledge and also his distinction between analytic and synthetic judgments. Then explain how “synthetic a priori” judgments are important to Kant’s epistemology.
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