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Human knowledge and human nature

a new introduction to an ancient debate

by Peter Carruthers

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford [England], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Knowledge, Theory of.,
  • Innate ideas (Philosophy),
  • Empiricism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-196) and index.

    StatementPeter Carruthers.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBD161 .C352 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 199 p. ;
    Number of Pages199
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1544635M
    ISBN 10019875101X, 0198751028
    LC Control Number91023735

    The extent to which human knowledge is reliable is determined by the nature and the number of the experiences on which it is based. Only that which has been experienced either directly or else demonstrated by means of inferences drawn from these experiences can be regarded as genuine knowledge.


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