Homework 11~ Chapter Six Philosophy 101: Introduction to Philosophy Summer 2018 What is real and what is true

1. Do you think there might be an independent reality that we cannot experience?

2. Do you agree with Locke that “All knowledge comes from experience”?

3. Do you agree with Locke that at birth we have a completely empty mind/brain, Tabula rasa?

4. Do you agree with Locke’s notion of ‘primary and secondary qualities’?

5. Describe an instance in which you were convinced that you had perceived something that turned out to be very different from what you came to believe actually occurred. How does this sort of experience pose a problem for Locke?

6. How do you personally come to have knowledge and understanding? Through what process?

7. Do you agree with Kant that we “Constitute or set up or establish our world?

8. What does Kant’s ‘transcendental unity of apperception do?

9. Explain the significance of Kant’s observation that “There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience…but though all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it all arises out of experience.

10. Do you agree with Kant that there might be a world or reality outside of our own experience and is independent of our perception?

11. What do you make of Kant’s ‘noumenal reality” and our ability to know it through the application of ‘pure reason’?

12. For Kant, the human mind does not just receive and record impressions but rather it actively selects, organizes, orders, structures and interprets sensations and shapes them into an intelligible world about which we can develop insight and knowledge. Do you agree with Kant?

13. Do you agree with Kant that we each have our own unique understanding of the world and reality because we each have our own ‘transcendental unity of apperception’ or a self’?