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Outline A Philosophical Summation Introduction Rene Descartes commonly regarded or referred to as the “father of modern philosophy” for his work, particularly his meditations on first philosophy. Rene meditations arguments have been a source of inspiration till today even to a considerable number of movies such as Matrix. In his meditation, Rene talks about life, knowledge, and more on how the two connect together metaphorically. The notion of Doubting (Perceptual Illusion and the Dream Problem) Descartes meditation discards every of his belief that can be possibly doubted and then started trying to reason through his way to establish what can be certain or known to be sure. He viewed doubt as the origin of knowledge and tried to distinguish lesser grades convictions and knowledge by explaining that conviction exists when we can doubt as there still remain some reasons leading us to doubt, while for knowledge he wrote that it is a conviction that is founded under a firm reason that is so strong to be doubted or shaken by any other stronger reason.
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