Rationalist Case Study

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Rationalist’s understanding of the mind/body problem typically states that everything we do and say should have a background of knowledge and reason rather than impulse and emotions. All the different types of rationality holds belief that the world is a rationally ordered whole the parts of which are linked by logical necessity and the structure of which is therefore intelligible. Defensibly, rationalist would argue that innate knowledge does not require input of any kind. Empiricists believe that all concepts derive from experience and all beliefs propositions are acceptable if they can be justified with experience. It is justifiable to state that empiricist would answer the mind and body problem as such; two individuals with their own duties …show more content…
The computer is connected to the wifi. The only way you know what is happening to the world outside your rooms is through the input given by the wifi connected to your computer. The wifi overall enhances your computer with software updates and connects you with the world around you. If suddenly the wifi of your computer stopped working, you would not longer be able to access any new information that wasn 't already downloaded to your computer. The computer would have no new input and would theoretically stay the same with no development and the wifi would not have any way to deliver new information to you. Now you are alone in a room with a computer that only recycles old information. The computer or mind is unable to develop more information about the work without the help of the internet or the body. Sensation and perception are two major keys to comprehend why the mind and body must work together in order to …show more content…
Innate knowledge being something that you are born already knowing would actually be a gene that creates a predisposition of neural sensitivity. For example, information is what comes through via wifi and to a computer. Knowledge is what the computer does with the information. The computer is ready to function once it receives input from either the wifi or keyboard. Therefore, new knowledge is not innate knowledge. “We can assert that all our impressions are innate and none of our ideas ‘impressions’ and ‘ideas’ in the sense explained above, and understanding by ‘innate’ what is original or not copied from any previous perception, then we can assert that all our impressions are innate and none of our ideas are innate” (Hume 10). Innate knowledge can carry various different meanings based on one’s approach to the creation of mind or the origin of

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