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Reason and Experience ­ 15 mark questions
Jun 09: Explain and illustrate two ways in which it is possible to have a priori knowledge

1. Tautologies, insignificant/empty truths, e.g. law of non-contradiction; "it's either raining or it isn't raining."
We know this a priori because we don't need experience to…

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1. Certainty = Indubitability, cannot be doubted. Most things can be doubted ­ see Descartes' evil demon
example. We could be being tricked so that nothing we experience is representative of how the world
actually is. So what can we be certain of? Tautologies ­ empty truths ­ could never…

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