Need 6-8 page essay with citations in MLA Format that will be turned in to turnitin.com. Original work only.
In this essay I evaluate the philosophical puzzle:
“If a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one around to hear it, does it make a
In my evaluation I explain that this question raises the epistemological problem of
how a subjective experience, such as sound, relates to what can be known of
reality. I demonstrate that this question is a puzzle because it exposes the limits of what
we can claim to know based on sensory experience. Lastly, I will explain how
the empiricist, John Locke, would evaluate and answer the puzzle.
1. Encyclopedia or similar comprehensive works:
Kemerling, Garth. “John Locke: The Origin of
Ideas.” Philosophy Pages. Britannica
Internet.2001. Web. 1 Mar. 2009.