Decartes 1. What is the “evil demon” thought experiment, as presented by Descartes? Suppose that some demon of utmost power and cunning has employed all energies to deceive me. So I think all senses are delusions and do what is in my power to guard against falsehood so that the devil will never be able to make me think that all senses are delusions. 2. According to Descartes, there is one thing that not even the evil demon can deceive me about. What is it? If I do what is in my power to guard against falsehood so that the devil will never be able to make me think that all senses are delusions.- if I convince myself of something then I certainly existed. He will never bring it about that I am nothing as long as I think I am something. I exist is true, when it is conceived in my mind. 3. Why can’t the evil demon deceive me about it? a. this is too much work, too arduous… laziness brings me back to normal life. I slide back into my old opinions in the fear that my peaceful sleep may be followed by hard labor when I wake
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course PHIL 1 taught by Professor Lewis during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.