Introducing Empiricism: A Graphic Guide

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Author Robinson, Dave
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Our knowledge comes primarily from experience – what our senses tell us. But is experience really what it seems? The experimental
eakthroughs in 17th-century science of Kepler, Galileo and Newton informed the great British empiricist tradition, which accepts a ‘common-sense’ view of the world – and yet concludes that all we can ever know are ‘ideas’. Dave Robinson, with the aid of Bill Mayblin’s
illiant illustrations, outlines the argumentsof Locke, Berkeley, Hume, J.S. Mill, Bertrand Russell and the last British empiricist, A.J. Ayer. They also explore criticisms of empiricism in the work of Kant, Wittgenstein, Karl Popper and others, providing a unique overview of this compelling area of philosophy.