MIDTERM - Part I: #1 In Meditation I, Descartes has a...

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Part I: #1 In Meditation I, Descartes has a process that he follows, a process of doubt that he uses to show “what the mind can know with certainty about reality” (Meditations I 26). His process includes doubting everything that people assume to be normal or true. This even means that Descartes doubts that there is a world outside of our minds. This world might be dreams or other literal words, Descartes doesn’t know. Descartes doubts the following things, his sense perception and if there is an evil genius running the world. Descartes has doubts about his sight. He begins to explain that, what if he were in a tall building, say several stories high. And on ground level there were people walking about aimlessly and they are all wearing black trench coats and top hats. From Descartes point of view, for all he knows, he could be seeing robots walking about aimlessly wearing black trench coats and top hats. This is one example how he doubts his sense of sight. Another example he shares is that of the melting candle or wax. With the flame lit, the
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