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Knowledge of Appearances | Simply Philosophy

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Knowledge of Appearances In my last post, I proved that the mind is active and seeks out relevant information. But further progress on the nature of the mind required investigating the knowledge of appearances. There is no real distinction between knowledge of appearances and theories of the world because some appearances are also theories of … Continue reading Knowledge of Appearances | Simply Philosophy

Comparing Theories of the World | Simply Philosophy

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Comparing Theories of the World In my previous post, I showed that there is no experiences or appearances of our world that are not also theories of the world. This means that a way is needed to compare these theories. There must be theoretical virtues such as simplicity and explanatory power that mean that one … Continue reading Comparing Theories of the World | Simply Philosophy

Perfections of Thought | Simply Philosophy

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In my previous post, I showed that theoretical virtues were innate because of our humanity but were also learned. They are learned by reflecting on our thoughts. Theoretical virtues are perfections of thought in the same way that moral virtues are perfections of our abilities. It might seem that theoretical virtues are simply dimensions to … Continue reading Perfections of Thought | Simply Philosophy