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Recent contributions to the theory of innate ideas. (English) Zbl 0183.00604
Boston Stud. Philos. Sci. 3, Proc. Boston Colloq. Philos. Sci. 1964/66, 81-90 (1967).
Summary: I think that it will be useful to separate two issues in the discussion of our present topic – one is the issue of historical interpretation, namely, what in fact was the content of the classical doctrine of innate ideas, let us say, in Descartes and Leibniz; the second is the substantive issue, namely, in the light of the information presently available, what can we say about the prerequisites for the acquisition of knowledge – what can we postulate regarding the psychologically a priori principles that determine the character of learning and the nature of what is acquired.

MSC:
03A05 Philosophical and critical aspects of logic and foundations
00A30 Philosophy of mathematics
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