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Descartes Human existent must be conscious The only thing that I can be certain of is my own existence when I think about it o Meaning when I’m aware of it Subjective experience like griefing, feelings that moment is the only sure thing we can find Everything else could be illusion I’m not certain that I’m talking to you. But I’m certain that I’m feeling like I’m talking to you. Hume That alleged self that Decart described. Where is it? There is no permanence in me. I am constantly changing First Meditation of Descartes Meditation one is simply Descartes doubting a bunch of things He says he can’t trust some of his own opinions o Can’t not rely on o Rely on o Firm ground (nothing has a firm ground.) o Doesn’t doubt the subjective experiences of the senses. Rather he doubts the objective results from the senses. Can’t tell the difference between doubt and certainty He doubts everything because he can’t have a firm ground. And thus he can’t believe
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2009 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Crystal during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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phil 1000 - Descartes Human existent must be conscious The...

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