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Unformatted text preview: Phl 301 Tests Test two: March 19 th Test three: April 14 th Test four: May 2 th 2. Decartes Dilemma 3. Descartes Method of Doubt a. Deliberate (v. ordinary doubt) b. universal c. Economical d. The dreaming and evil demon devices- not knowing if it is a dream or not- you cant doubt when youre doubting- The First Certainty: the Cogito Doctrine (formulations). o I think therefore I am All you can really say that there is thinking going on o I cannot be mistaken about eh ideas I do have (incorrigibility doctrine). If you have an idea.. .you know you have an idea o I am a thinking thing (substance). page 494 until wax 2/22/08- He is doubting everything that he can, he questions if he knows anything o All he knows is that hes thinking things, he knows its in his mind- We can doubt our senses, but we cannot doubt the experiences that we have- The second Certainty: the Substance Doctrine (formulations) o The Wax example o Substance doctrine: a substance is that which can admit contrary attributes through the...
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