Gordon Clark Quotes – Sensation, Empiricism

thought and knowledge cannot be obtained from pure sensation… sensation in terms of thought rather than thought in terms of sensation

…thought and knowledge cannot be obtained from pure sensation; or, in other words, to preserve a connection between sense experience and rational knowledge, sensation must be understood as an incipient form of reason. The two types of mental action must somehow be united, and if empiricism in philosophy results in skepticism while in theology it removes revelation, the only possible expedient is to explain sensation in terms of thought rather than thought in terms of sensation.

A Christian Philosophy of Education, 219

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