René Descartes Essay | Descartes' and Locke's Impacts on Views of Intuition

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Descartes' and Locke's Impacts on Views of Intuition

Summary: An examination of two professors' articles on the concept of intuition and the degree to which they are influenced by Descartes and Locke. Both scholars agree that the process of intuition is an important way to attain knowledge, but they have different supporting arguments and examples to illustrate their positions on the role of intuition.
Many philosophers have had a profound impact on our views of what constitutes certain or true knowledge and how it is attained. In this lesson, I have learned how some of these philosophers continue to affect our ideas on how we come to know things. Furthermore, I have also examined how Professors Cappon and Myers are influenced by Descartes and Locke about the existence of intuition. They both agree that the process of intuition is an important way to attain knowledge. Despite the fact that Cappon offers more unqualified support for intuition than Professor Myers does, I still found that Cappon's supporting arguments appear to be closer and sounder to the positions of Descartes and Locke than Myers' viewpoints are.

In Myers' The Powers and Perils of Intuition, he concludes that, "Intuition is a big part of human decision making. But the...

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