In Defense of Pure Reason, by Bonjour, Laurence
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- ISBN: 9780521597456 | 0521597455
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 12/1/1997
This book is concerned with the alleged capacity of the human mind to arrive at beliefs and knowledge about the world on the basis of pure reason without any dependence on sensory experience. Most recent philosophers reject the view and argue that all substantive knowledge must be sensory in origin. Laurence BonJour provocatively reopens the debate by presenting the most comprehensive exposition and defense of the rationalist view that a priori insight is a genuine basis for knowledge.