Week 2 - 1. Briefly describe Descartes' method of inquiry...

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1. Briefly describe Descartes’ method of inquiry and method of doubt. Descartes’ method of inquiry and method of doubt had a purpose. Their combined consequence contributed to a philosophical transformation known as the epistemological turn. By definition his method of inquiry was a method for finding out things and making sure that you understood them right. It also is a way to prove what you already know and set forth your knowledge in a systematic way. Much like a mathematical book with it’s definitions and formulas on the front inside binder as you open the book up. Descartes’ method of doubt can be summed up by his first rule for it, which is, “to accept nothing as true which I do not clearly recognize to be so.” This many times is interpreted as to refuse acceptance of something unless we are certain that it is 100 percent right. An example would be how do I know that Philadelphia is known to be in Pennsylvania. I would answer that I know because it is in history books, geography
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2009 for the course PL 201 taught by Professor Brom during the Spring '03 term at Limestone.

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Week 2 - 1. Briefly describe Descartes' method of inquiry...

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