Descartes’ and Locke’s epistemological views are primary representatives of rationalism and empiricism

Descartes’ and Locke’s epistemological views are primary representatives of rationalism and empiricism, respectively. Describe their approaches to knowledge, including its source and how to test the reliability of knowledge claims.

Make sure to explain Descartes’ use of methodic doubt to find innate ideas and Locke’s establishment of the primary and secondary qualities.

How do these theories reflect or refute the cultural foundations of their times as they develop new philosophical views? Finally, as you compare their foundations, which one do you find superior as more relevant for contemporary student learning and why?

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