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What is rationalism?

"Rationalism claims that we can have synthetic a priori knowledge of how the world works is outside
the mind." Rationalism is the idea that we are born with innate ideas, theories and beliefs of the
world outside the mind and that our mind is…

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Advantages of rational knowledge Disadvantages of rational knowledge
Rational truths are: But reason:
Eternally and forevermore true. Gives no knowledge at all of contingent
Necessary. Gives no empirical knowledge.
Can be proved just by thinking. Gives no knowledge of rational sciences.

Descartes wanted to start anew…


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