Intuition and Deduction (Empiricism)


To what extent can knowledge be gained via a priori intuition and deduction? (25 marks)

This question is asking you to assess the intuition and deduction thesis and argue for either empiricism (the view that all synthetic truths are known a posteriori) or rationalism (the view that there are some synthetic truths that can be known a priori via intuition and deduction).

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An A* grade example answer to a 25 mark question on the intuition and deduction thesis (i.e. rationalism vs. empiricism). This document also includes a bullet-point essay plan to help students understand how to structure their essays for maximum marks.

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