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# 1001Study of Descartes - Lecture Notes.pdf

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School
York University
Department
Humanities
Course
HUMA 1160
Professor
Stanley Tweyman
Semester
Fall

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October1 - LectureNotes Monday,October 01, 2012 8:46AM Descartes - RelevanceofMathematics ○ Whathethingsmathematicsisaboutandhow itcan helplearningandphilosophy ○ P4 incoursekit  Exclusivelytotheregulae  WhyDescartesthinksmathematicsiscertain  Wheredoesthecertaintycomefrom ○ Themindisreasoningisneveratfault  Errorscomefrom □ Inadvertence-lackofattention □ Littleornounderstandingofthepremises  Havenoempiricalcontent □ Nothingthatdependsontheuncertainsenses □ Prejudicecomesfromusingyoursenses - Facultiesfromwhichallthisknowledgecanstem ○ P7 (Coursekit)  Firstnewparagraph ○ Only2ways to know  Throughintuitionordeduction  P7 -Secondnewparagraph  Intuition □ AcognitivefacultygiventousbyGodwhichutilizesthelightofreason  Pointstothingsthatwecan know  Relata ◊ Thingsthatarerelated ◊ Singular-Relatum □ Purposeistheseetheconnectionbetweentworelata  ConnectionsareallAPriori  Deduction □ Movingdownfromfirstprinciplestoaconclusion □ Thingsthatequaltothesamethingare equaltoeach other □ Thereisalwaysalevelofcertainty  Duetoa relianceonmemory  Conclusion □ Intuitionisthekeytoknowledge □ Whetheryou'redoingsimplerelatausingintuition,itfollowsthatthereisonlyone cognitivefacultyforknowledge  Facultyisknowledge □ Allthetools,andknowledgeofMathematicscomefromGod - Mathematics ○ ThisismathematicsbeyondtheRegulae ○ Regulaewrittenfromtheperspectiveofmathematicians  Concernedwithmethodfocusingexclusivelyintheperspectiveofamathematician  Levelofcertaintyrequiredbyaphilosopherexceedsthelevelrequiredbyamathematician  P48-49 (Meditation)  P59 lastparagraph (Meditations3)  P220 Principle5(CourseKit) ○ Whymathematicsisuncertain  Whatpersuadeseachpersonthattheyhavetherightanswer
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