Rationalism vs Empiricism


Are all synthetic truths known a priori? (25 marks)

This question is asking you to 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).

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An A* grade example answer to a 25 mark question on knowledge 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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