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What is the first major step in Descartes method of doubting -to doubt the senses Descartes epistemological goal is -certain knowledge of the external world According to Descartes statements such as 2=+2=4 can only be wrong if -an evil genius is tricking us What did Descartes dream argument give him reason to doubt -knowledge that this is my body The achievement of ___ in epistemology and life is Descartes main goal for methodological doubt -certainty In his first meditation Descartes suggests -he cannot tell if he is dreaming or not Towards making sure he has certain knowledge Descartes discards all thoughts -that can be doubted What is the essential characteristic of bodies -are extended things Galileo’s observation of the Ears of Saturn show what about Aristotelian worldview? -not all celestial bodies are perfectly spherical According to which argument forces us to reject physics as a foundation of knowledge? -dreame
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 111 taught by Professor Richards during the Spring '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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