Mathematics, language of science that is used to predict future. Wanted to describe relationship between physical world and the psychology experience.
Sought knowledge by questioning. Emphasized reason. Truth is buried in the mind and must be pulled out by experience.
Atomism, can study mind like body.
Humors and physiological effects on behavior and affect.
Socrate's Student. Knowledge and truth do not arise from sensations but from the process of reasoning about the sensations. Believed in innate knowledge.
Inductive, observable approach to the world and knowledge.
All knowledge originates in sensation.
Emotion and passion should be subdued. Rational principles (logos) guide the world and everyone has responsibility to follow and promote reason in all areas of life.
Health: Obedience to Reason. Unhealth: unreasonable passions
Belief or theory that opinions and actions should be based on reason and knowledge rather than on religious belief or emotional response. Everything can be discovered/known through logic and reason.
Theory or doctrine that concepts, mental capacities, and mental structures are innate rather than acquired or learned.
Theory that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience and tangible experience with the external world.