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Max Miles D.Roop Philosophy 10/1/2014 Descartes 2 nd Meditation The wax example attempts to show that we come to know things, not through the senses, but rather through our intellect. Descartes makes the argument that we come to know things through our intellect rather than our senses. He demonstrates how at first what we know as wax has certain properties like hardness and smell. Then, he melts the wax, after doing so concluding that it in fact is still wax, even though our senses see it as something completely different because it is now different from the wax non-melted. So how do we know it’s still wax? Descartes concludes that we can know it’s still
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