Introduction to philosophy short paper on kant kant famously–and

Short Paper on Kant

Kant famously–and controversially–argued that some knowledge is synthetic a priori. Can you explain in your own words what Kant might have meant by this, and can you give an example of the sort of knowledge that Kant believed possessed this strange status?

HINT: To answer this question in a clear and well-organized manner, you need to first explain and illustrate Kant’s distinction between a priori and a posteori knowledge, as well as his distinction between analytic and synthetic judgments, before explaining why “synthetic a priori” judgments are so important to the acquisition of new knowledge.

Please ensure that your essay addresses each component of the assigned questions and that your answer is well-organized, uses excellent, college-level prose, and makes judicious use of textual evidence. Your essay should be 600-900 words long