23. Tuesday, December 1, 2009

23. Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - PHL Tuesday, November 24,...

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PHL Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Is there anything beyond doubt? You cannot doubt yourself out of doubt. Doubting cannot be doubted by doubting – “I” doubt. “I” think. Meditation One: Problem of error Intimate setting, intimate voice Self-reFection We are looking inward rather than outward to see what we can conclude about ourselves Project of hyperbolic doubt Radical success: vertigo Meditation Two: Cogito – ‘I think’ – as Archimedean point Mind as res cogitan (Thinking thing); body as res extensa (entirely material with no mind) Bodies are far less certain to knowledge then the mind Doubts, understands, af±rms, denies, is willing, is unwilling, imagines, senses What is it to be a thinking thing – res cogitan Ball of wax Sense impressions of ball of wax – separate from imagination Underwritten sameness – no matter the shape, or odour, it still occupies space Can change position in space Problem: solipsism I am still stuck inside my own mine Meditation Three: Wants to know and examine the Ideas in general Innate ( a priori ) ideas – ie. 2+2=4 – clear distinct ideas Adventitious and invented ( a posterior ) ideas Are those that come to us without our bidding – open the front door in the morning and see that it is raining – it is the idea that it is raining Also volitions, emotions, judgements Seem to be the ones that are least open to doubt – there are degrees Natural light of reason ( humen naturale ) Isn’t a physical property but a mental idea – things that are clear in the mind just because
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course PHL 100Y1 taught by Professor Professormarkkingwell during the Fall '09 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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23. Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - PHL Tuesday, November 24,...

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