PHILOSOPHY STUDY GUIDE123

PHILOSOPHY STUDY GUIDE123 - Locke The mind-a repository for...

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Locke The mind -a repository for sensations -“tabula rasa”- a blank tablet -Empiricism (teachings of the mind gaining knowledge from experience) -We enter the world with inane knowledge (the knowledge and ideas we were born with) that we come to be aware of through experience. -We can achieve true knowledge independent of sense experience by using our “rational institution.” Hume There is no “self” -there are only two distinct entities: -impressionis- are the basic sensations of our experience, the elemental data of our minds: pain, pleasure, heat, cold, happiness, grief, fear, exhilaration, and so on. These impressions are “lively” and “vivid.” -ideas-are copies of impressions, and as a result they are less “lively” and vivide.” Ideas include thoughts and images that are built up from our primary impressions through a variety of relationships, but because they are derivative copies of impressions, they are once removed from reality. We see that these entities form a stream of sensations in our mind, and that nowhere among them is the
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Delevati during the Spring '08 term at S.F. State.

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