Lecture 14 - Descartes on sensation (1) I receive sensory...

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Descartes on sensation (1) I receive sensory ideas. (2) I do not receive sensory ideas from myself. -------------------------------------------------------------- (3) Therefore, I receive sensory ideas from something other than me. (4) I am inclined to believe that I receive sensory ideas from material things. (5) I have no way of gaining evidence that I receive sensory ideas from non-material things. -------------------------------------------------------------- (6) Therefore, if I receive sensory ideas from non-material things, God is allowing me to be deceived in a way that I cannot fix. (7) God cannot allow me to be deceived in a way that I cannot fix. --------------------------------------------------------------- (8) Therefore, I receive sensory ideas from material things.
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Berkeley’s Dialogues “the design of which is plainly to demonstrate the reality and perfection of human knowledge, the incorporeal nature of the soul, and the immediate providence of a deity: in opposition to sceptics and atheists; also to open a method for rendering the sciences more easy, useful, and compendious.” (FP, page 201)
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Is there such a thing as matter? Philonous:
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Lecture 14 - Descartes on sensation (1) I receive sensory...

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