9.1.04 - Methodological Doubt to the Cogito 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8...

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Methodological Doubt to the Cogito 1. Is there a God who instills thoughts in me? 2. I could be the author of these thoughts. 3. Either way – it follows that I am something. 4. I am not a body – I have dismissed the senses. 5. But doubtless, I exist. 6. Also, there is a deceiver. 7. But, he can only deceive me if I exist. 8. Therefore, “I am, I exist” is necessarily true. But: What am I? - “A thing that doubts, understands, affirms, denies, wills, and also imagines and senses” - I am asleep…yet I certainly do seem to see, hear and fell warmth…Properly speaking this is what in me is called “sensing”. But this, precisely so taken is nothing other than thinking. The Piece of Wax Example: It’s purpose is to prove that we know more about a physical object by way of the mind than through the sense. “Let us consider those things which are commonly believed to be the most distinctly grasped of all: namely the bodies we touch and see. This piece of wax. It has been quite recently taken format he honeycomb it has not yet lost all the honey flavor. It retains
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9.1.04 - Methodological Doubt to the Cogito 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8...

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