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knowledge ver 1

rationalism and empiricism
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Daryl Bambic

on 22 September 2010

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Transcript of knowledge ver 1

knowledge
empiricisim
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 bridge.....'
experience as
a source of knowledge
can be dangerous!
creativity=
more than the sum
of its parts
scientific method
No scientist would
test a theory on the
basis of logic and reason!

Would you buy medicine
tested with that criteria
for truth?
don't believe it's hot? touch it, you'll
see for yourself!
tabula rasa:
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
experienced it?
some things can't be conceived of through
reason alone because they seem ABSURD!
the vacuum
Can you imagine a world without
science?
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
KNOWLEDGE?
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
Intuitive insight
What's a prime number?
greater than 1
only factors are 1 and itself

How can empiricists come up with this?
DEDUCTION

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
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