[ExI] [Extropolis] simplified epistemology

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon May 10 15:56:20 UTC 2021

"Rationalism means this."  "No it means that."  "It should be included
under...." "No I disagree."   Nothing says 'philosophy' like the 12 men and
the elephant metaphor.

I think since no one actually added any epistemologies I'll go with what I
have.  bill w

On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 5:34 PM Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 11:55 AM Lawrence Crowell
> <goldenfieldquaternions at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I would consider deduction, the use of formal rules, and induction, a
> proposition based
> > on a large number of outcomes or calculations, as two forms of
> rationalism.
> Rationalism is usually more about the source of knowledge (intuitions,
> innate ideas, concepts) and the structure (it's usually
> foundationalist, meaning it views knowledge as a hierarchical
> structure kind of like a building) than about purely the use of forms
> of reasoning. In fact, rival epistemologies also use forms of
> reasoning too. So that's not the differentiating feature here.
> Descartes is usually seen as a Rationalist and he mostly held you
> moved from innate ideas to further developments of these. Locke, often
> seen as the Empiricist wasn't against using logic (though his ideas on
> logic are a wee confused). And perhaps the arch-empiricist is J. S.
> Mill who actually came up with Mill's methods:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mill%27s_Methods
> Regards,
> Dan
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