Flashcards in Intro to Philosophy Deck (4)
Nature of Socrates' greater wisdom
- Socrates understands that he is wise because he does not claim to know everything
- Others who claim to know everything are foolish
- Ignorance = evil
- Wisdom = good
Therefore, people do not intentionally do evil deeds, it's merely out of ignorance.
Locke's "love of truth for truth's sake"
Reason cannot go beyond what the proofs provide
God would never make us understand anything that goes against the natural light of reason
To believe no more than what the proofs warrant
Descartes' rational method
After beginning as a skeptic - after doubting everything - through reason he discovered an absolute truth he was certain of
I think therefore I am - "Cogito ergo sum"