Rationalism During The Enlightenment

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During the Enlightenment, an intellectual and philosophical movement took place in Europe. Many theories of knowledge were born during that period including rationalism and empiricism. They opened up the gateway to the history of psychology through their different ideas on how knowledge is acquired. Rationalism was a philosophical theory that considered reason, rather than experience, to be the most significant in acquiring knowledge. Three types of knowledge could be argued by rationalists which included: innate knowledge, innate concepts, and intuition/deduction. Rationalists held true that individuals were born with some innate knowledge. Individuals also possessed innate concepts/ideas, such as the capability to learn language or having

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