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Metaphysics

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 200
Professor
Storrs Mc Call
Semester
Fall

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thPhilosophy ConferenceOctober 7Metaphysics and first philosophy for Descartes are the same things Skepticism vs DescartesSkepticism nothing can be known at all Philosophical doctrineMust withhold judgement cannot know if something is true or false because we cannot know the truth Descartes uses doubt as an instrumentMythological Doubtdifferent from scepticismCertain steps for achieving what you want to knowIf you follow the procedure of doubt Descartes thinks you can never go wrong Can think of it as a functionfor every p if it is possible to double p then assume p is false We must assume something is false not saying its actually false Using the idea of p looking for something to fail the test something impossible to doubtImmediate problem with Descartes if you try to plug every thing intake a long time We have to classify opinions in order to save time Everything that comes from sense perception can be doubted Same argument as Plat
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