Epistemology - The Origins of Concepts 2 Markers

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Concept Empiricism
All concepts are derived from experience. There are no innate concepts.
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Concept Innatism
The claim that some of our concepts are innate, not derived from experience, but somehow part of the structure of the mind.
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Tabula Rasa
Latin for 'blank slate'. Locke claims that at birth our mind is a tabula rasa, meaning we have no innate knowledge or ideas,
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Universal
A statement that applies to all/every members of a class or domain. eg 'Al whales are mammals' and 'Every body likes ice cream'.
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Innate
Knowledge or ideas that are in some way present 'from birth'.
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Empirical
Relating to or deriving from experience, especially sense experience, but also including experimental scientific investigation.
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Simple Concepts
A single, uniform conception or sensory experience with nothing distinguishable within it.
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Complex Concepts
An idea that is derived from two or more simple ideas.
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Humean Copy Principle
All simple ideas are copies of impressions.
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The claim that some of our concepts are innate, not derived from experience, but somehow part of the structure of the mind.

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Concept Innatism

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Latin for 'blank slate'. Locke claims that at birth our mind is a tabula rasa, meaning we have no innate knowledge or ideas,

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A statement that applies to all/every members of a class or domain. eg 'Al whales are mammals' and 'Every body likes ice cream'.

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Knowledge or ideas that are in some way present 'from birth'.

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