Kant’s critical philosophy: Synthesis of Rationalism and Empiricism

Note 1. To the Section “I. Traditional Epistemologies

Masaaki Kohsaka, a Japanese scholar, states the following: “As a result of ten years of silence and study beginning in 1770, Kant’s critical philosophy, which synthesized rationalism and empiricism, was established, and in 1781, he published Critique of Pure Reason.” History of Western Philosophy (in Japanese) (Tokyo: Sobunsha, 1971), 322