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    Do the senses play a primary role in knowledge?

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    What is appealing about giving the senses a primary role in knowledge? What are the limitations of this approach?

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    What is appealing about giving the senses a primary role in knowledge? What are the limitations of this approach?

    Philosophers from the earliest times have asked the question about what knowledge is and how knowledge is possible. They have also answered it in different ways, depending on their concepts. Empiricism answers the question about the source of knowledge, or how knowledge is possible, by saying it is through sense experience alone. What is appealing about empiricism is that, as Kant famously ...

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    This post discusses the roles of sense perception and reason in the acquisition of knowledge. For instance, on what depends knowledge that is true in the past, present and future? Philosophers briefly discussed are Hume and Kant. This solution is 316 words.

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