The intuition and deduction thesis

AQA Philosophy
Epistemology

The meaning of ‘intuition’ and ‘deduction’ and the distinction between them

René Descartes’ notion of ‘clear and distinct ideas’

His cogito as an example of an a priori intuition

His arguments for the existence of God and his proof of the external world as examples of a priori deductions

Empiricist responses to Descartes’ cogito

Empiricist responses to Descartes’ arguments for the existence of God and

Empiricist responses to Descartes’ proof of the external world

(including how Hume’s Fork might be applied to these arguments)