Philosophy in the Enlightenment

By: Meagan Fabacher and Monet Ealy

what is philosophy??

the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline
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famous philosophers

1. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)- pointed out intellectual fallacies of the older tradition


2. Rene Descartes (1596-1650)- made doubting the first principle of philosophy


3. John Locke (1632-1704)- one of the three main empiricists

Rationalists and Empiricists

rationalists- rather than being a "tabula rasa" to be imprinted with sense data, the mind is structured by, and responds to, mathematical methods of reasoning


empiricists- hold no knowledge to be properly inferred or deduced unless it is derived from one's sense-based experience

Works Cited

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Age_of_Enlightenment

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