Unformatted text preview: decision using his senses and imagination he could not assume that they were men, he uses the example of the objects underneath the coats being automatons (robots). When using his judgment or intellect he solves the problem of what is concealed under the hats and coats precisely, whereas if he uses his imagination hundreds of answers could be given. The example of the men in coats is similar to the wax example. Both examples prove that intellect is a better instrument to solve problems. Intellect doesn’t consist of using your senses to solve a problem, but instead utilizes your reason. Descartes’ example of the men supports his point that intellect is superior to imagination....
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2010 for the course PHI 2240 taught by Professor Henry during the Spring '10 term at St. John's.
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