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A Priori
Known prior to experience
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Analytic A Priori
'All sisters are female' - true by definition (don't have to see every sister to know that they are female)
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Synthetic A Priori
Truth such as Descartes God - he implanted his idea into our heads.
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A Posteriori
Know after experience - Eg. The dog was black
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Deductive Arguement
100% Certain - All dogs are mammals. my dog is called Basil. Basil is a mammal
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Inductive Arguement
Only Probable - not certain. Eg - Just because the sun has risen every morning does not mean it will rise tomorrow.
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Analytic Truths
Statements which are true by definition. Tautological. Eg. All unmarried men are batchelors.
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Synthetic Truths
Not analytically true. Dependant on experience. Eg. Colour of your hair
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Card 2

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'All sisters are female' - true by definition (don't have to see every sister to know that they are female)

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Analytic A Priori

Card 3

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Truth such as Descartes God - he implanted his idea into our heads.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Know after experience - Eg. The dog was black

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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100% Certain - All dogs are mammals. my dog is called Basil. Basil is a mammal

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Preview of the back of card 5
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