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If it is true that all meaningful ideas must originate in sense experience, what would that imply? Can you think of any ideas that would no longer be meaningful? What are some of those ideas? What do you think about this "empirical criterion of meaning? Do you see any problems with it? Would you consider yourself an empiricist? Explain.
Meaningfulness Of Ideas And The Sense Experience
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Meaningfulness of Ideas and the Sense Experience
It is true that all meaningful ideas originate from sense experience. To best illustrate this, it is important to consider the status of the human mind at birth and its continued progression upon exposure and experience. The mind is in a blank state at birth and gets gradually filled with ideas and knowledge through exposure and experience. The mind acquires ideas either by reflection or sensation. Both are mental processes that involve gaining experience with related aspects and interactions.