Philosophy exam - Adam Riese Philosophy 100 Section 4...

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1Adam Riese Philosophy 100 Section 4 December 14, 2007 11238389 Part A #1 Descartes had numerous methods of doubt but I will focus only on two of them. He stated that we can not be certain whether or not we’re dreaming. A perfect example of this is Dr. Sage thinking he called his sister but it turned out to really be a dream. What if we put this on a bigger scale? How do we know if anything around us is really happening? It could all just be a big dream. Another one of Descartes methods of doubt is senses and optical illusions. He states that we should trust nothing that has deceived us in the past. An example of this is water on the road . On really hot days it looks like there is water up ahead but it is just an optical illusion. These methods of doubt make us make us question reality and the existing world around us. What is real and what isn’t? Maybe all of this could it all be a dream or maybe it could all be an optical illusion. Descartes claims that we should doubt everything that we can in order to obtain absolute
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PHILOSOPHY 101 taught by Professor Sage during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Stevens Point.

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