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Descartes 1 - perspective and leaving us to answer the topics Descartes concludes that the study of composites like physics astronomy and medicine

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John Hild Descartes suggests that he’s rarely deceived by his senses; though when he is asleep he is deceived by his dreams into thinking he is doing something when he is in fact asleep in his bed. He can’t distinguish the difference because he is susceptible to his thoughts while asleep. This topic is further explored in a film Waking Life that questions the difference between living and the dream world, putting the viewer in the protagonist’s
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Unformatted text preview: perspective and leaving us to answer the topics. Descartes concludes that the study of composites like physics, astronomy, and medicine are questionable. The study of simple universal things like arithmetic and geometry are equivalent whether you are asleep or awake....
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