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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHI1104
Professor
David Raynor
Semester
Winter

Description
De sc arte s - Descartesput theory of knowledgeatthecentreof philosophy. - “What canwe know [with certainty]” according to Descartesis thevery beginning of philosophy - Descartesconception of dualism –hisdualist philosophy is put atthebeginning of his philosophy…heputsit in suchaway that hemakestheoutcomeof hisphilosophy almost irresistible becausewe seemto think naturally that we areableto for exampleimagineourselves in adifferent body. - It seemsthat peopleareableto not only imaginehaving adifferent body, but looking in the mirror in themorning andseeing adifferent faceandnot being surprised[of course,you would haveto work upto this] - Williamsis asort of materialist, hedoesn’t believe that thereare2 substances…hedoesnot believein Descartesdualist philosophy - Henotesthat Descartesphilosophy is irresistible but hefindsit hard to believethat heis essentially amind…athing that things…becauseif that is what you essentially a
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