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Descartes Quiz 1. Descartes, in book 1, has doubts on everything in life. He does not to be swept into the thoughts of society and is scared of being deceived. Descartes begins his meditations by sitting by a fire and wondering whether he is awake of the present fire or whether he is dreaming of it and that it is just an illusion. After thinking of this, Descartes begins to question all of reality. He realizes his senses sometimes can deceive himself and therefore he questions all which he takes into reality. He begins to wonder whether some demon or even God is deceiving him in all that he has believed to be real. 2. Descartes claims that the human mind is more certainly known than the human body because he believes that his ability to think is his only proof of existence. Through all of his doubts of anything being reality, Descartes comes to the conclusion of ‘Cogito ergo sum’ or I think, therefore I am. Since his only way to prove his existence is through his thought, his mind is all that he really knows. He questions his body and has doubt whether it could be an illusion of his dreams. However, his doubt of his body has led him to believe that his mind is the only thing certain for his doubt of his body is proof of the minds existence. He can question the existence of his body, while not his mind. He can imagine that his
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Padmanaban during the Spring '06 term at Kenyon.

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