Comparison of Rene Descartes and David Hume
“Write an essay on the topic below
“Whereas Rationalists such as Descartes contend that reason is the guide of all knowledge, Empiricists like Hume claim that all knowledge is ultimately based on experience, be it of internal origin (feelings) or of external origin (sense-perception). What was the process of reasoning that led Descartes to claim that the intellect-thinking- is the foundation of knowledge? What reasons did Hume give to give priority to the senses? Include in your exposition their respective classifications of the ideas, and provide examples for both their proposals. While it is obvious that knowledge about the world cannot be obtained via only reason or only sense perception, which one do you think is primary?