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Kants’ Critiques of Pure reason and Groundwork of the Metaphysics
Kant states that, “In the order of time, therefore, we have no knowledge antecedent to experience, and with experience all our knowledge begins, but although all of our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it all arises out of experience,”(CPR,41). What he means is that we do not rely on experience inorder to have knowledge, but knowledge and experience are connected for to have knowledge we must begin with experience. There are four types of knowledge that Kant deduced. A priori, which is knowledge that is independent of experience, knowledge which is always true, does not rely on a person to experience it inorder for one to realize that it is true. A priori knowledge are entitled pure when there is “no admixture of anything empirical,” (CPR, 43). Kant also states that, “Necessity and universality are sure criteria of apriori knowledge, and are inseparable from once another,” (CPR, 44). A posterior knowledge on the other hand is knowledge which is dependent on experience, and requires it inoder to understand it.
Analytic judgments are, “those in which the connection of the predicate with the subject is thought through identity,” (CPR, 48). Synthetic judgments are, “Those in which the connection between the predicate and the subject is not present,” (CPR, 48). Analytic judgments are explicative because they add nothing new to the subject, but only further the...

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