Thoughts on Empiricism

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Thoughts on empiricism.

Submitted: June 29, 2017

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Submitted: June 29, 2017



1: What do we know about reality? How, for instance, based on what can be sensed and perceived, can we distinguish between sense data and external worlds? Is there anything to discern at all? Perhaps the world is exactly as we perceive it.

2: Equally probable may be that we only perceive the exteral world indirectly, which proposes the idea that there is a veil over the essence of the external world, keeping us from experiencing what it contains.

3: Maybe by eliminating the external world all together can we circumvent matter, which would mean that all we perveive is mind dependent.

4: How, then, given these questions, can we know anything about the external world? All empiricists concluded that we cannot.  It took Kant's transcendental idealism to break the tabula rasa.

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