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Notes on Readings Med 1,2,6 and Chapter 1,2.

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William Seager

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Meditation on First Philosophy Meditation 1 O Part 1: Descartes wanted to free himself from all the assumptions he was thought but only when he have the leisure in retirement to do so. O Part 2: He is careful to remove assumptions because if you can doubt anything, then you would have not platform to stand on. O Part 3: He use his senses to gain knowledge, except the senses may deceive him. O Part 4: Senses may occasionally deceive him, but the atmosphere is so lifelike that he believes it real. O Part 5: Dreaming denies this argument because you are under an illusion that you believe is real. O Part 6: Things like colours and objects and bodies still exist in reality and in dreams. O Part 7: Objects in the same category exist in dreams and reality. O Part 8: Thought hard science may be different, basic logic such as arithmetic and geometry are still the same in both reality and dreams. O Part 9: What if objects and logic seem like perfect knowledge is an illusion created by an evil Deity? O Part 10: Descartes refrain from opinions that the evil Deity does not have the power of God because the stronger the depiction the more powerful the evil Deity is and his world is pretty convincing. O Part 11: He is not in the wrong to believe that assumptions thats been centuries old is the product of the evil Deity. O Part 12: Descartes will now believe that everything does not exist because it is the illusion of the evil Deity and that he will continue fighting to find any facts that cannot be doubted Mediation 2 O Part 1: Descartes will continue the fight to find certain fact because he is now too deep in the hole. O Part 2: Nothing is true and so is his senses. O Part 3: The evil Deity cannot deceive Descartes that he is a thinking being otherwise he would not have been thinking this. I think, therefore I am. O Part 4: He does not clearly know who he is but he will use it as a bases. O Part 5: He does have the time to question what is rational and what is a man. So he just says that he perceive what the senses are telling him whether real or not. O Part 6: He is perceiving which means that there is something that is coming in. The answer is what is real is a thinking being. O Part 7: He cannot fret on things that are unknown to him because he cannot determine on whether it is real or not. Since he knows there is something certainly real, than it is probable that other things are real too. O Part 8: A thinking thing is a thing that doubts, perceives, understands, affirms, denies, wills, refuse, and understands. O Part 9: Why can these things belong to him because he thinking. www.notesolution.com
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