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Philosophy Notes (Page 1) 10-19-09 Meditation II: Wax Experiment “corporeal” Bottom of page 19-20 Any thought that occurs is real, regardless of anything in the external world. He can trust that his consciousness is real and exists, and as long as he is referring to himself and inside his own body, he can’t be wrong All of the perceptions are subjectively real Corporeal = bodily/physical (bodies) It’s easier to believe physical things Starts with describing the wax and the physical/sensory qualities (tastes sweet, scent, cold, yellowish color, distinct shape) Puts the wax by the fire, and it no longer posses it’s above sensory qualities. So Ar- istotle wants to know if it is still wax. Then he says that the same wax remains. Point of the experiment: if these sensory qualities are what allow me to perceive it, how is it that all of the qualities can change and I can still perceive it? His conclu- sion is that the initial sensory qualities are not meant to be the describing factors. What is left if you take away all the sensory qualities? What is the barest minimum
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