Lecture24.ppt

Lecture24.ppt - (cont.) Next Step: Clear And Distinct Ideas...

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Time Out: Reflection On Descartes’ Legacy Defining Our True Essence: A Thinking Thing Most Influential Account Of Dualism The “Ego-Centric Predicament” Trying To Penetrate The Screen Of Perception Avoiding Solipsism
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Rebuilding The Pyramid: Goal: Establish We Can Trust Clear And Distinct Thoughts And Perceptions Available Resources: Contents Of The Mind Concept Of God Ancient Principles Reality Comes In Degrees Cause Must have As Much Reality As Effect An Idea’s Source Must Have As Much Formal Reality As The Idea’s Own Objective Reality Next Step: Establishing God’s Existence Idea Of God Must Come From God!
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Rebuilding The Pyramid
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Unformatted text preview: (cont.) Next Step: Clear And Distinct Ideas Must Be Accurate God Is Not A Deceiver Next Step: Establishing Truth Of Beliefs About The World If Clear And Distinct Perceptions Of World Are Accurate, Then The World Must Really Exist As We (Generally) Believe It Does. The Problem With Descartes Project: The Cartesian Circle Why Suppose Ancient Principles Are Correct? Justification Appears To Be That They Are Believed Clearly And Distinctly Appeal To The Light Of Nature But The Reliability Of Things Understood Clearly And Distinctly Is The Very Thing We Must Establish!!!...
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