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Empiricism Blip Concerning Knowledge

In hindsight, Empiricism contributed an overwhelming amount of logic that discredits the Rationalists’ notions of innate ideas. Empiricists such as John Locke suggest that the brain comes literally as a blank slate: an individual must experience by sensation and undergo reflection to learn. This seems to be very similar to the existentialists’ view: an individual’s existence precedes their essence.  These separate philosophies hold common values that reinforce each other. This is very observable in the nature of humans as well […]