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Lecture 7

PHL105Y5 Lecture 7: 3. Descates' Cogito

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL105Y5
Professor
Bernard Katz
Semester
Fall

Description
Descartes' argument for the reality of external material things: 1. My faculty of perception is passive. 2. If my faculty of perception is passive, then something other than myself must produce in me the ideas I have of sensible things. Therefore, 3. Something other than myself produces in me the ideas I have of sensible things. (MP, 1 and 2) 4. If something other than myself produce in me the ideas I have of sensible things, then either the capacity to produce those ideas resides in corporeal things or it re sides in God. Therefore, 5. Either the capacity to produce those
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