Phil 301 - Mind and Body in Early Modern Philosophy Monday,...

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Mind and Body in Early Modern Philosophy Monday, March 8, 2010
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René Descartes (1596-1650) Monday, March 8, 2010
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Rene Descartes Method of doubt Skeptical arguments (illusion, dreams) —> doubt of senses Monday, March 8, 2010
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Descartes’s Contribution Evil deceiver —> doubt of logic and mathematics Monday, March 8, 2010
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Foundations Is there anything we can’t doubt? Foundation for the rest of knowledge Monday, March 8, 2010
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Cogito, ergo sum “I think, I am” True every time they are thought or uttered Monday, March 8, 2010
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Conclusions I am a thing that thinks I am essentially a thing that thinks I can know my own mind more securely than I can know anything else Monday, March 8, 2010
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I am a thing that thinks I also have a body How does my mind relate to my body? How is their “union and apparent intermingling” possible? Monday, March 8, 2010
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