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- Knowledge comes primarily via sensory experience
- Emphasises the role of experience and evidence (especially sensory perception) in the formation of ideas.
- Reason is the source of knowledge or justification
- Criteron for truth is intellectual and deductive
- Nature and scope of knowledge
- 1. What is knowledge?
- 2. How is knowledge acquired?
- 3. How do we know what we know?
- Mechanism for arranging words into meaningful sentences
- (Cathy's definition:-Grammar)
- Memory of autobiographical events that can be explicitely stated
- Has spatio-temporal features
- Common rule of inference
- Valid, simple argument
- If p then q. p=true, therefore q must be true
- Modus Tollens is related but opposite:
- If p then q. q=false, therefore p must be false
If the premises are true, then the conclusion must be true