Empiricist vs. Rationalist
The debate between rationalism and empiricism is an argument of how we base our gain
of knowledge to allow us to describe the world around us. The idea of rationalism bases
knowledge through reason alone and does not require rel
2) Yes. All of matter has a soul and the common element is water. Everything comes from
water and the world floats on an endless body of water. He notices his from ice, snow
rain and sweat even tho in different forms they all are water.
3) The or
What is really real?
Pre-Socratic philosophers focused mainly on the metaphysics, answering
questions about what exists through naturalistic explanations, avoiding the supernatural .
Thales of Miletus is often referred to as the first philosopher in the G
Study Guide-Final Exam
1. How does Aquinas distinguish and compare essence and existence?
a. Essence and existence could not be compared to color/shape/size. The essence is that whereby a
thing is what is (quiddity) and existence is that whereby the essen
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Born on August 27, 1770 November 14, 1831
Age 3- entered German school
Age 5- entered Latin school
1776- Stuttgarts Gymnasium Illustre
o Read a lot
o Copied extracts in his diary
o Met two men