Innatism in Kant

Adam Drozdek

Although Kant very seldom mentioned the concept of innateness, it is very important in his epistemological system. The article shows that although the a priori and the innate must be distinguished from one another, they are intertwined concepts. Also, taking into account different levels of generality of Kantian cognitive subjects allows us to show that the same thing can be considered innate and acquired at the same time.


Keywords: Immanuel Kant · innatism · epistemology · epistemology ·

Adam Drozdek — Associate Professor at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. His current research focuses on historical development of theological thought.   »  

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