Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
History of Psychology Notes

German, continental philosophy. Leibniz, Spinoza.   Often regarded as greatest philosopher, thinker since Aristotle

David Hume “woke him from his dogmatic slumber”

Critical philosophy –Instead of directly examining what is true, examine how  knowledge is possible.

Phenomena vs. noumena

Analytic and Synthetic;      a priori and a posteriori

Steering between rationalism and empiricism but usually regarded more as a rationalist; also nativism and faculty psychology.

How is experience possible?

Intuition of space and time


Kant’s Categories in Critique of Pure Reason


“Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.” Famous summary quote.