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knowledge ver 1
Transcript of knowledge ver 1
where does it come from?
Prime Numbers, math logic
knowledge comes from deduction, reason
and logic more than from experience
math and logic are innate
knowledge not from
the 5 senses
morality and beauty
do you need 5 senses
to know what's right and wrong?
your mother says...
'if your friend jumps off
a source of knowledge
can be dangerous!
more than the sum
of its parts
No scientist would
test a theory on the
basis of logic and reason!
Would you buy medicine
tested with that criteria
don't believe it's hot? touch it, you'll
see for yourself!
Is your mind like
a blank slate?
imagination and experience are what lead
us to discover the beauty of mathematical
concepts like the perfect triangle or circle.
How could you know what RED is if you've never
some things can't be conceived of through
reason alone because they seem ABSURD!
Can you imagine a world without
where would your
cell phone be
if it weren't for science?
Because of science, we advance as technologically and
build our knowledge base.
HOW CAN THE RATIONALISTS
PROVE THEIR THEORY OF INNATE
logic? reason? sense experiences?
Rationalism vs/and/or Empiricism
knowledge is innate
Theory of Forms
Senses can't be trusted and
we must doubt everything that we
perceive, except our own thinking
I think therefore I am!
examples of 'knowing' that exists
beyond or before the sense experience
What's a prime number?
greater than 1
only factors are 1 and itself
How can empiricists come up with this?
BEGIN WITH A PREMISE THAT IS TRUE
ADD A PROOF THAT IS ALSO TRUE
VOILA! AN IRREFUTABLE CONCLUSTION!
KNOWLEDGE COMES FROM THE SENSES, PERCEPTIONS
AND THE EMPIRICAL TESTING OF THOSE PERCEPTIONS
Reason offers superior knowledge
because sense experience can deceive