Immanuel Kant


Immanuel Kant (17241804) as a philoso­pher not only sought his own answers to philo­soph­i­cal ques­tions but was also an expert on the his­to­ry of phi­los­o­phy. Hav­ing a thor­ough ground­ing in the philo­soph­i­cal tra­di­tion of the past, he was keen­ly aware of the stand­points of ratio­nal­ists and empiri­cists. He believed that both were part­ly right and part­ly wrong in that the ratio­nal­ists laid too much empha­sis on con­tri­bu­tion of rea­son and empiri­cists on sen­so­ry expe­ri­ence. It has been the­o­rized that Kant want­ed to pre­serve the basis for Chris­t­ian faith. He was a Protes­tant and since the days of Ref­or­ma­tion, Protes­tantism has been char­ac­ter­ized by its empha­sis on faith.