Knowledge and Certainty

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Philosophy

 

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Michael I

 

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February 3, 2012

 

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University

 

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If someone claims to know something, they will generally have a source on which they are basing their claim, be it experience, another person, reason or illumination. The rationalist school of though will seek knowledge through the reason and reflection, as with Descartes and his "I am, I exist" statement, which proves through reason that human beings exist...
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This path to knowledge is in my opinion problematic, for it removes itself from the material world, which is thought to be deceiving, and does not produce knowledge which is useful in the material world, as this realm is misleading and untrustworthy anyway. The rationalists look to reason for knowledge, and arrive at conceptual knowledge through deductive reasoning, and can claim that their knowledge is certain, as reason is pure and cannot deceive them...
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