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Essay talk:Empiricism: The Idiots Philosophy

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Why I hate your mathematics argument[edit]

When you say "when they were derived," you gloss over what they were derived from: other mathematical concepts. In other words, the ties to observation are indirect, not nonexistent. WalkerWalkerWalker 08:00, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Also, the argument includes a straw man - empiricism is not the basis for all knowledge, but it is the only sensible basis for knowledge about the universe around us. Queexchthonic murmurings 09:39, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

And another thing[edit]

Your final statement is sorely lacking.

  1. The juxtaposition between experiencing and thinking is wholly unjustified; indeed to experience something in the sense of perceiving or observing would seem difficult to accomplish without thought, and at any rate there is no mutual exclusivity between the two as you suggest.
  2. You simply presuppose the existence of universal principles, and thereby presuppose the falsehood of any relativist position.

WalkerWalkerWalker 08:33, 26 August 2015 (UTC)