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2 Categories of Epistemology

Rationalism and empiricism

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Rationalism

Knowledge comes from reason. Application of logic, math, innate ideas/inborn knowledge

Knowledge is A Priori

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Empiricism

Human mind is a blank slate
True source of knowledge comes from observation, the 5 senses

Knowledge is A Posteriori

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Plato

Rationalist

Founder of the academy
Metaphysical philosophy
The republic is his most famous work, where the allegory of the cave is

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Metaphysics

Construct general worldview, account of all reality and experience: EPISTEMOLOGY, ONTOLOGY, ETHICS, AESTHETICS

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Simile of the line

Pure reason ; the forms
Understanding ; scientific concepts
Belief ; particular objects
Conjecture ; images
Epistemology ; ontology

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How is the simile of the line organized?

Series of originals and copies
Visible world: copies
Intelligible world: original and copies

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Three big questions of epistemology

What is knowledge
Does knowledge require certainty
Is knowledge in fact possible