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Phil 107: Introduction to PhilosophyMid-term Study QuestionsFall 2019Dowell1.Explain Descartes’ Dreaming Argument.What does Descartes think this argument shows?2.Explain Descartes’ Evil Demon Argument. What does Descartes think this argument shows?
3.Explain Gettier’s counterexample to the claim that knowledge is justified true beliefinvolving Jones and the Ford.(Hint: Be sure to explain why Gettier thinks thatSmith has justified, true belief in that example.)
correctly inferred (g), (h), and (i) from a proposition for which he hasstrong evidence. Smith is therefore completely justified in believingeach of these three propositions. Smith, of course, has no idea whereBrown is.But imagine now that two further conditions hold. First, Jonesdoes not own a Ford, but is at present driving a rented car. And secondly,by the sheerest coincidence, and entirely unknown to Smith, the placementioned in proposition (h) happens really to be the place where Brownis. If these two conditions hold then Smith does not know that (h) istrue, even though (i) (h) is true, (ii) Smith does believe that (h) is true,

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