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Unformatted text preview: -all knowledge comes from sense experience Med I: Foundationalism-find a foundation to support knowledge-something certain-Skeptic-> no reason to think we kave knowledge-If I know something, there should be no good reason to doubt it-If I can doubt it, then I don't know it-Three Groups of beliefs: Belief How I know it Why I can doubt it 1. Sense Experience a. small & distant a. previous experience b. large & near b. dreaming 2. Reason mathematics evil daemon theorum (everything is not as it appears) 3. Cogito Whenever I think, I am, I exist. I KNOW THAT I EXIST! BEAT THAT SKEPTIC! "Thinking Thing"-What exists?-not body-no biological properties (nutrition, motion) Sheet1 Page 2-only thinking-Problem of other minds->-can't be sure other minds exist-Wax example-show that my intuition that knowledge rests on the senses is wrong-I know via reason, not via senses....
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- Spring '08
- Epistemology, René Descartes, innate ideas, Churchland, Descartes Companion pgs