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Unformatted text preview: Summary of the Argument of the 3 rd Meditation The flying horse problem Idea of God comes from people Cartesian Circle Empiricist’s distrust of rationally self-evident propositions Other arguments for and against God’s existence Deism and the rise of secularism Cartesian Dualism Dualism: two distinctly different kinds of finite substance Basic metaphysical categories of Descartes Substance and property Objections to the concept of a substance Essential properties contrasted to accidental properties The piece of wax The subjectivity of sensory qualities The objectivity of the modes of extension Interaction of the two kinds of substance Descartes’ loophole The loophole closes with Newton The loophole reopens with Quantum Mechanics Materialism -- Dualism -- Idealism Libertarianism Soft Determinism Hard Determinism Problems for Materialism: consciousness, intentionality and time...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PHIL 1110 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '08 term at East Carolina University .
- Spring '08