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14 Cards in this Set

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applies always, everywhere.
A posteriori-
Dependent upon or originating in sensory experience.
a claim that is always and everywhere true or a concept that applies and in every case.
world-view, conceptual scheme.
the bringing together or unifying into a new viewpoint or two or more divers viewpoints.
Conceptual schemes-
the integrated system of concepts and beliefs which constitute our understanding.
the philosophical view that our minds are blank tablets upon which experience “writes” our ideas.
Kant’s terms for the ding an sich (see relating definition)
Age of Enlightenment:
A period in European history, usually identified with the late seventeenth century and the eighteenth century, in which there was a shared optimism regarding the power of reason to know all of reality and to solve all social and personal problems.
Ding an sich:
Kant’s term for the thing-in-itself or the unconceptualized source of our sensory intuitions.
A priori-
Independent of experience or, as suggested in this episode, prior to experience.
The philosophical view that experience is not the sole source of our ideas but that certain ideas and principles are innate, or a priori.
The theory that beliefs or conceptual schemes not only vary, perhaps from culture to culture- cultural relativity—but are fundamentally rationally indeterminate or incommensurate.
a viewpoint that accentuates feeling and emotion over reason.