1. describe the difference between empiricism and rationalism. Which theory most resonates with your own experiences and ideas about the nature of the self? If you find rationalism compelling, do you prefer the more spiritual approach of St. Augustine, or is the Cartesian quest for certainty through reason more appealing? If you prefer empiricism, does Locke or Hume best capture your belief that knowledge comes from experience?
2. describe determinism. What is James' critique of determinism? Is it successful? Now consider Grimshaw's account of internal and external constraints that complicate the problem of autonomy. Is Grimshaw saying that women and other historically oppressed persons are not free? describe why or why not.