Lecture 11: Rationalism and Empiricism
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Empiricism teaches that all human knowledge arises from sense experience. Rationalism teaches that some human knowledge does not arise from sense. experience
IX. Rationalism and Empiricism
1. Square of Opposition
2. Four Propositions
a. A - All S is P.
b. E - No S is P.
c. I - Some S is P.
d. O - Some S is not P.
3. A and O are contradictions.
B. Definition of Rationalism and Empiricism
1. Empiricism - All human knowledge arises from sense experience.
2. Rationalism - Some human knowledge does not arise from sense experience.
C. Tabula Rasa
1. John Locke
2. Innate ideas - Implicit to Explicit
D. Innate Ideas are not person relative.
5. Existence of God
E. Invisible Ink
1. Aquinas - "Nothing is in the mind that is not first in the senses."
2. Leibniz added - "Except the mind itself."
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