philosophy key terminology

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analytic
true or false just in terms of words or numbers themselves
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contingent
true, but can be imagined not to be true
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introspection
reflecting on our own personal thoughts and feelings
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a posteriori
have to go out into the world and check it
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a prioir
something known through logic and reason alone
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necessarily false
false in all possible worlds
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necessarily true
true in all possible worlds
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proposition
statement
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synthetic
a statement about the outside world that needs checking
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tautology
same thing said differently
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uninformative proposition
same as tautology - nothing new learnt
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veridical
fact
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cogito ergo sum
descartes; i think therefore i am
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deductive argument
if the premises are true then the conclusion must be true
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inductive argument
if the premises are true the conclusion could still be false
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emipricism
theory that all knowledge comes from sense experience
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rationalism
we have some innate ideas already when we are born
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innate ideas
ideas that at present from birth
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tabula rasa
lockes' idea of a blank slate at birth
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contingent

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true, but can be imagined not to be true

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introspection

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a posteriori

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Card 5

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a prioir

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