I’ve been reading up some philosophy books, and I’m having difficult time understanding them. Could anyone give me simple, first-grader definitions of the following?
- Socratic method
- Epistemology - method of acquiring knowledge?
- Sense experience
- Sense image
- Induction vs. deduction
- Reductionism - Incorrectly generalizing something has a simple cause?
- Skepticism - doubting everything is true as the starting point, until given proof?
- Dialectic (Communism)
- Realist (as opposed to idealist)
And a question - what was wrong with Descartes’ statement “I think, therefore I am?” It seems a good starting off point to me, that at least, while you’re awake, you exist.
Special tyia to anyone who has time to answer them…there were a lot more than I initially thought there would be.