Key Terms for Philosophy

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A priori
Before or without reference to experience eg Maths
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A posteriori
After or from experience
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Empirical
Experienced through the senses
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Empiricist
Gain knowledge through sensory experience
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Rationalist
Believe that reason is our primary source of knowledge
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Eternal
Has no beginning or end
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Form
It is not just an idea but exists independently in a different mode of existance
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Ideal
Original object - Perfection
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Universal
Idea or concept of copies
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Particular
INdividual copies in physical world
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Concept
An idea
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Phenomena
Particular things which we experience with our senses
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Analogy
Comparing one thing with another that share similar characteristics
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Allegory
An extended metaphor, a story with two meanings - one literal, one symbolic
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