Reason and experience Definitions

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Practical Knowledge
The kind of knowledge someone has when they can do something. As soon as someone can do any given thing, it makes sense to say they know hot to do that thing. E.G. a baby knows how to cry and we are justified in saying that as soon as we see it cry.
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Knowledge by acquaintance
Knowledge someone has of something because of direct experience with that thing. E.g you know Paris if you have been there. If you have only read about it and never been there you do not have this type of knowledge.
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Propositional knowledge
An informal way of thinking of propositional knowledge in to think of it as factual knowledge. It is not the same as practical knowledge or knowledge by aquaintance.
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Empiricists
argue that all the idea and knowledge are based in experience (Hume)
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Rationalists
Argue the importance of reason to ideas an d knowledge (Descartes)
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Conceptual SchemeTheorists
tries to bring together insights from rationalists and empiricists
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Knowledge someone has of something because of direct experience with that thing. E.g you know Paris if you have been there. If you have only read about it and never been there you do not have this type of knowledge.

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Knowledge by acquaintance

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An informal way of thinking of propositional knowledge in to think of it as factual knowledge. It is not the same as practical knowledge or knowledge by aquaintance.

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argue that all the idea and knowledge are based in experience (Hume)

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Argue the importance of reason to ideas an d knowledge (Descartes)

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