Examples Of Empirical Reasoning

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“Reasoning is refuted by experience.” (pg. 33) We, as humans, often have certain ideas or concepts about things due to empirical or abstract logic. Empirical logic is through experience. For example, we know what a dog is because we have seen and been introduced to a dog before. Abstract logic is without tangible experience. Numbers are an example of abstract logic. Numbers can be represented by the written “2”, two straws, or two cars.
According to Webster Dictionary, experience is often defined by an occurrence that leaves an impression on someone. For instance, we utilize our senses to often identify things. We know that something in our fridge has become rotten because we have seen and smelt rotten eggs and meat before. Our senses allow
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Just because you may normally eat a red apple does not mean apples can’t be yellow or green. Again, our senses are utilized to determine that even though this fruit is green, it has the shape and taste of an apple so it must be an apple. It also has a core with seeds and a stem so we conclude it must be an apple.
This rule of reason peaked my interest because I use reason every day without acknowledging it. When I cook supper at night I know not to touch the top of the stove after having just cut it off because it’s still hot. I know this because of experience. My mom, and probably a hard lesson learned along the way, taught me this. I use the rule of reason in classes. I know from experience that I work better when seated at the front of the class versus choosing to sit in the back where it’s easy to get distracted.
To conclude, the rule of reason is in every aspect of every day. We don’t normally think about how we came to the conclusion to carry an umbrella to class because it’s raining but it’s because of experience. We know we’ll get soaked if we don’t, especially in the Creek. We are continuously learning from new experiences every
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Just because you may normally eat a red apple does not mean apples can’t be yellow or green. Again, our senses are utilized to determine that even though this fruit is green, it has the shape and taste of an apple so it must be an apple. It also has a core with seeds and a stem so we conclude it must be an apple.
This rule of reason peaked my interest because I use reason every day without acknowledging it. When I cook supper at night I know not to touch the top of the stove after having just cut it off because it’s still hot. I know this because of experience. My mom, and probably a hard lesson learned along the way, taught me this. I use the rule of reason in classes. I know from experience that I work better when seated at the front of the class versus choosing to sit in the back where it’s easy to get distracted.
To conclude, the rule of reason is in every aspect of every day. We don’t normally think about how we came to the conclusion to carry an umbrella to class because it’s raining but it’s because of experience. We know we’ll get soaked if we don’t, especially in the Creek. We are continuously learning from new experiences every

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