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- Emphasize experience (inductive)
- True knowledge is based on experience (like Mill)
skeptical of traditional view of reason (and absolute grasp)
Epistemology (study of knowledge)
- 1. Relations of Ideas - necessarily true (ie math and possibly logic)
- 2. Matters of Fact and Existence - not necessarily true (ie everything else)
Matters of Fact and Existence
2 types of perceptions
- 1. Impressions - more lively (first)
- ie seeing a red shirt
- 2. Ideas - less lively (second), are copies of impressions.
- ie remembering red shirts
Natural Moral Instinct
We have a moral sense (like touch, sight, etc_ so will get the feeling when we see something happening and know if it's right or wrong
- Agreeable feeling = good
- Disagreeable feeling = bad
A note on Natural Moral Instinct
We can also be desensitized or born with out it (ie psychopaths or people who see bad things over and over again)
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