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Position PaperTwo - Knowledge being justified true belief is definitely based on experience Hume states that thinking only copies the perceptions

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Knowledge, being justified, true belief, is definitely based on experience. Hume states that thinking only copies the perceptions of the senses, never allowing us to reach the force and vivacity of the original experience. Descartes, on the other hand, states that knowledge is based on certainty and the innate idea of God’s existence. However, innate ideas do not exist, because all ideas come from experience. Hume states that thinking only copies the perceptions of the senses, never allowing us to reach the force and vivacity of the original experience. The word perception refers to the mind’s process of interpreting the results of sensations. There is a considerable difference between actual pain or pleasure, and the memory’s recollection of that specific sensation. The contrast here is what is in your mind during an experience, and what is in your mind when remembering the experience. For example, if you were to fall of off a ladder and break your leg, remembering the incident is just not as unpleasant as the actual experience. The liveliest thoughts are still inferior to the dullest sensations. An idea is what is in the
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PHIL 1204 taught by Professor Jcpitt during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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Position PaperTwo - Knowledge being justified true belief is definitely based on experience Hume states that thinking only copies the perceptions

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