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Single Idea 17705

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / C. Rationalism / 1. Rationalism]

Full Idea

Empiricist critiques of rationalism often accuse rationalists of confusing the limits of their imaginations with real insight into what is necessarily true.

Gist of Idea

Empiricists say rationalists mistake imaginative powers for modal insights


Edwin D. Mares (A Priori [2011], 03.01)

Book Reference

Mares,Edwin: 'A Priori' [Acumen 2011], p.34

A Reaction

See ideas on 'Conceivable as possible' for more on this. You shouldn't just claim to 'see' that something is true, but be willing to offer some sort of reason, truthmaker or grounding. Without that, you may be right, but you are on weak ground.