Kant: A Very Short Introduction Setting & Symbolism

Roger Scruton
This Study Guide consists of approximately 23 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Kant.
This section contains 219 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Kant: A Very Short Introduction Study Guide

Koenigsberg

Koenigsberg is Kant's birthplace.

University of Koenigsberg

Kant taught at the University of Koenigsberg for his entire academic career.

Rationalism

Rationalism is the philosophical school which believes the world can be known through the exercise of reason alone.

Empiricism

Empiricism is the philosophical school which denies that reason is capable of knowing the world. Rather, knowledge comes through the senses only.

Phenomena

Phenomena are the objects of experience. Their relationship to the real objects in the world is unclear, though it would seem that Kant believed they were at least representative.

Noumena

Noumena are objects in themselves. According to Kant's philosophy, it is impossible to know anything about them.

Categorical Imperative

The categorical imperative is the basis for Kantian ethics. It states that one must always act in a way that is compatible with some universal law. In other words, one must always act in a way...

(read more from the Objects/Places section)

This section contains 219 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Kant: A Very Short Introduction Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Kant: A Very Short Introduction from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.