rationalismandempiricism (ThoughtStorms)

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The rationalist approach is to emphasize theories which guide action; and the empiricist is to emphasize observation and learning from experience.

Kant attempted to heal this dichotomy, offering a synthesis combining reason and observation.

(See also OptimisticAndPessimisticEpistemology)

GenerateAndTestInParallel : Another look at the trade off between design and testing

CategoryPhilosophy, CategoryEpistemology