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4Descartes - epistemological judgments Posited a thinking...

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René Descartes (1596-1650) Used method of “Cartesian doubt” to sweep away traditional knowledge and beliefs. Used rationalist approach to rebuild knowledge on secure epistemological foundations ( Cogito ergo sum) . Doctrine of clear and distinct ideas as a basis for
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Unformatted text preview: epistemological judgments. Posited a thinking substance (mind) and an extended substance (body or matter). Mind is outside the domain of science (physics), but the bodily part of humans is amenable to physical analysis: the human body as a machine....
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