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Unformatted text preview: for the transmission of scientific fact. Not just argumentation but also description and exposition #2 Lockes Response: Empiricism shaped Lockes approach to knowledge and preference for external sources of data (inartistic proofs) Two Step Model of Knowledge: 1) First the senses perceive ideas 2) Then the mind reflects on those sensations #3 Lockes Response: Understanding is not taught to reason by methods of syllogizing. (Book II) The Imperfection of Words: 1. Difficulties caused by the double use of words (817) Recording our own thoughts and communicating thoughts 2. Difficulties caused by Philosophical Use of Words (817/822) Even Complications in civil use of words (819) 3. Difficulties caused by communicating complex ideas: Moral worlds- No standard in nature. (815) and not learned...
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