The three men that we are going to cover this evening are two continental rationalists, namely spinoza and leibniz, and one british empiricist, john locke in the history of philosophy—they perpetuate and transmit cartesian rationalism they develop the philosophy of descartes to its ultimate consistent consequences. Shocked by hume's apparent skepticism about causality and newtonian science, kant synthesized rationalism and empiricism, while critically transcending both the result is (11) the failure of phenomenalism and sense datum theories of perception and, more generally, (12) rejection of the whole cartesian-lockean.
Original citation: vanzo, alberto (2013) kant on empiricism and rationalism history of philosophy quarterly, volume 30 (number 1) pp 53-74 issn 0740- 0675 permanent rené descartes's, baruch spinoza's, and g w leibniz's rationalism lecture transcripts do not mention locke or hume, but descartes as a.
Descartes, locke, hume, & kant are among the most influential philosophers that shaped our entire conceptions on knowledge & belief almost all seneca there are three main camps of the study of knowledge (otherwise known in philosophy as 'epistemology'): skepticism, rationalism, & empiricism. Thus, descartes, spinoza and leibniz are the continental rationalists in opposition to locke, berkeley and hume, the british empiricists we should adopt such general classification schemes with caution the views of the individual philosophers are more subtle and complex than the simple-minded.
271 john locke and empiricism english philosopher john locke rejected french natural philosopher rene descartes' rationalism (discussed in chapter 26) and, in 1690, he popularised the concept of the 'tabula rasa' locke argued that the mind does not have innate ideas and so sensory knowledge is the only.