Locke in his activities he separated simple ideas into ideas coming from the combining of senses, by combining sensation and reflecting, and ideas coming from the senses. Apart from this, he theorized that it is impossible to have innate knowledge, for none of the ideas that developed from our knowledge are innate. Immanuel believed in people immortality as the key condition of the human continued the approach to the highest good possible. Kant agrees with Locke that what people know about the world is based on the experiences, although it is through the human structure of the mind that is never changing (Hewett, 2014). Summary In summary, the mind-body problem plus the nurture versus debate are two aspects that in most aspects go together when in use by experts. As a result, these are things that have developed debates in greater capacity and will be debated until the end of time. Aristotle and Rene Descartes do both identify the concept of hylomorphism. They two believe that the human being has a soul. In other aspects, Aristotle believed that the soul required the body and that the body in return required soul (Ziegel, 2015). For the Descartes, he was a non-parallelist and did not believe in a physiological connection to the aspect of pure understanding. In nurture versus nature role in the acquisition of knowledge, John Locke had the belief that knowledge is
HISTORICAL CONCEPTIONS OF AN ENDURING ISSUE 7 something gained from some levels of experiences. Immanuel Kant on the other side believed that the human mind do respond to the environment and surrounds from birth. He disagreed with the Tabula Rasa theory developed by John Locke, simply because he did not believe the mind only receives sensory data in its operations. Kant was reluctant to believe that humans are born with innate ideas, although innate structures, which do logically configure data that is gained through experiences.
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