Descartes SQs - Philosophy 91 Prof. Nancy Bauer Philosophy...

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Unformatted text preview: Philosophy 91 Prof. Nancy Bauer Philosophy and Film <nancy.bauer@tufts.edu> Fall 2007 (H) 617-965- 4373 (O) x72343 Miner 1 (basement) Office hours: M & W 3-4 Study Questions: Descartess Meditations 1. For what reason(s) is Descartes undertaking the project he undertakes in the Meditations (9)? Why does he think that he has to raze everything to the ground and begin again from original foundations? Why does he use the so-called method of doubt? 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. Ill talk about this in is to expose this fact as a mere shibboleth....
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