Rationalism vs. Empiricism

[Revised entry by Peter Markie on July 6, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The dispute between rationalism and empiricism concerns the extent to which we are dependent upon sense
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[Revised entry by Peter Markie on July 6, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The dispute between rationalism and empiricism concerns the extent to which we are dependent upon sense experience in our effort to gain knowledge. Rationalists claim that there are significant ways in which our concepts and knowledge are gained independently of sense experience. Empiricists claim that sense experience is the ultimate source of all our concepts and knowledge....

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