descartes truth - object is a material substance, the...

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Mathematics are a necessary truth God Exist Necessary Infinite  Clear and distinct: how can I be sure that what I clearly and distinctly apprehend to be true I true God is not a deceiver, therefore he guarantees clear and distinct ideas 6 th  med 1) With god not being a deceiver, Descartes establishes his own trinity a) I exist b) God exists c) And the physical world exists 2) Problem a) Cartesian dualism i) I am a mind, the essence of which is a thinking thing and indivisible. A physical 
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Unformatted text preview: object is a material substance, the essence of which is to be extended and divisible. How are we to explain the causal interaction between the two? This is the mind body problem (AKA) the problem of consciousness b) Consider i) All men are mortal, Socrates is a man. Therefore Socrates is mortal ii) The premises necessitate the conclusion given a cause and effect, if the cayse occurs withing the...
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY na taught by Professor Na during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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