- Plato argued that concepts of numbers are innate as have no sense experience of them - have no knowledge of the number 2, only examples of 'two ness' (two tables)
- I don't encounter number in the physical world. Must be innate.
- Acquire concept of numbers by abstraction.
- We abstract knowledge from our encounters of collections - pulling from it the idea of, say, 3, as a copy of the common denominator.
Rationalist (Descartes) Response
- Can form concepts…