Descartes- Thinking

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30/10/2008 11:31:00 Background Descartes-17 th  century-1600s  Intellectual Movement Enlightenment o Skepticism- questioning everything   existence of God?  D is a religious man. Meditations as a response   purpose driven   Believes that self is dualistic  I. First Meditation  1. what is Descartes initial project? Question his knowledge (epistemology)  Decides to doubt everything Himself Perceptions Past knowledge Opinions  2. what is the purpose of this project? Wants to discover what is truth 3. how does Descartes go about doing this? Deeply meditate Try to block senses Use analogies   are not sufficient  (“what if” “suppose”) untruthth  truth? …NO
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4. dream hypothesis   what is real?  how does he know what is dreaming and not dreaming?
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