KANT

Immanuel Kant (AD 1724-1804) was a German philosopher who sought to respond to what he considered the failure of traditional metaphysics as well as the failures of idealism and skepticism. His solution was a “Copernican revolution”; humans do not experience the world as it is in itself but only in a ‘filtered’ sort of way. In addition to his work in epistemology, Kant also made a significant contribution to modern moral philosophy with his identification of the categorical imperative. Our seminarians study Kant their third year in Epistemology and Ethics courses.