Descartes SQs - Philosophy 91 Philosophy and Film Fall 2007 Prof Nancy Bauer <[email protected]>(H 617-965-4373(O x72343 Miner 1(basement Office

Descartes SQs - Philosophy 91 Philosophy and Film Fall 2007...

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Philosophy 91 Prof. Nancy Bauer Philosophy and Film <[email protected]> Fall 2007   (H) 617-965- 4373 (O) x72343 Miner 1 (basement) Office hours: M & W 3-4 Study Questions: Descartes’s Meditations 1.For what reason(s) is Descartes undertaking the project he undertakes in the Meditations (9)?  2. The second paragraph on p. 10 begins with this sentence:  “Surely whatever I had admitted until  now as most true I received either from the senses or through the senses.”  As it turns out, the  “surely” here is a mere nod to prevailing opinion in the early seventeenth century.  Indeed, one  central goal of the  Meditations  is to expose this “fact” as a mere shibboleth.  I’ll talk about this in  class on Monday.  But for now, two things:  (1) How does Descartes try to undermine the idea that 
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