Rationalism

Empiricism is credited with spawning some associated movements such as positivism and utilitarianism. We’ll visit these and then tackle Rationalism in this unit.

1) What does Postivism mean for Comte? 2) Contrast Bentham’s Ethics with Kant’s. 3) What the heck is a monad? 4) Explain why Kant believed that our knowledge of space and time must be a priori to experience. 5) Explain Hegel’s dialectic model of “evolution.” Provide an example. 6) The Scottish School had a tremendous influence on early American psychology. Discuss both it and Herbart as transitional figures between philosophy and actual psychology.

The hard part of Kant made simple…

Kant