• Discussion Board • Τοπιχ ςιεϖ Topic: What is Descartes' goal and what method does he employ to acheive it? Displaying all 3 posts. • Pete What is Descartes' goal and what method does he employ to acheive it? over a year ago • Lauren To establish a foundation upon which all of the sciences can be built. The Method of Radical Doubt. The barrel of apples: you have to dump all of the apples out and sort through them, examining each apple separately, to figure out which ones are good and which ones are bad. Descartes employed the method of radical doubt: he examined each of his beliefs and asked if he could doubt it. If he could, then it wasn't good enough to go back in the barrel. over a year ago • Louie Descartes' main goal is to establish a foundation upon which all of the sciences can be built and he uses the method of radical doubt to achieve it. Descartes realized that many of his beliefs are false and all of those other beliefs that built up from it were consequently false. Therefore, if he wants to establish a firm and lasting
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2010 for the course PHIL 1301 taught by Professor Lolly during the Fall '10 term at Lone Star College System.