Empiricism describes any philosophy which claims that all knowledge originates in experience, denying the validity of both deductive reasoning and divine revelation.
Keywords: Empiricism, Philosophy, Knowledge, Experience, False, Contradictory.
Empiristic claims are false .
Any worldview that does not allow for its own foundation is deductively false.
Premise 1: Empricism is false if one must have prior knowledge to make sense of experiences.
Premise 2: One must have the prior knowledge of universal non-contradiction to make sense of experiences.
Conclusion: Therefore, empiricism is false.
Empiristic claims, when adhered to, deny the possibility of making sense of experiences, all the while claiming that making sense of experiences is the only way to know things. This contradictory denial of knowledge makes empiricism deductively false.
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Along with numerous other authors including Don Landis, Bodie Hodge and Roger Patterson, Timothy McCabe contributes analyses of various world religions and cults in this volume from Master Books.
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