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For this quest, I am choosing to to explore one of Descartes’s ideas regarding whether or not we can truly know anything as discussed on the bottom of page 36. The book states that “according to Descartes, to really know something means that you have to be certain of it.” For Descartes, just having a general inclination about something is not good enough, we need to be absolutely certain about what we are talking about. Rowlands goes on to extend this idea into discussing the possibility that this “real world” in which we believe we live in is all just a figment of our imaginations since no one can certainly know if it is real or not, but I wanted to take it even a step further. Is there anything in life that we know with utmost certainty beyond any fraction of doubt or is all of the knowledge and information that we receive based on an illusory creation of human intelligence? Are we absolutely certain that a basic mathematical equation
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  • Summer '16
  • Moss
  • Epistemology, Meaning of life, human intelligence, basic mathematical equation, alternate universe millions

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