Against naïve realism We suffer from sense deception Illusions Dillusions Drugs Etc

Rationalism Knowledge waiting to be understood/discovered Source of all knowledge -> reason True knowledge is certain, eternal, enchanging, independent of senses/perception It is independent of any humanity Descartes, Leibnis

Empiricism (Hume empiricist philosopher etc) Source of all knowledge -> experience Experience through observation and senses Probability (highest level possible) “All swans are white” -> hypothesis -> verify/modify/falsify “The sun will rise tomorrow” -> probable, not necessarily true, however. Past experience may say yes, but there is no logical necessity for this to happen.

Hume Even things we imagine are compositions of past experiences.

Maybe colour? Slide T3

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