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Episode #039 – Before Our Very Eyes – The Limits of Empiricism




On this episode of the podcast, we explore the idea of reality and how our senses prevent us from perceiving its true nature. First, we launch a smear campaign against human eyes and their limitations. Next, we discuss the difference between deductive reasoning (the kind you see on CSI) and inductive reasoning (the kind you see on Bill Nye the Science Guy). Finally, we touch on Locke’s theory of primary and secondary qualities and end with Berkeley’s teaser for next week’s episode: “To be is to be perceived.” All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

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Additional Stuff For Anyone Interested:

Comprehensive look at Rationalism vs Empiricism:

Historical overview of Empiricism:

Biased but really well explained version of Berkeley:

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