But from time to time I have found that the senses deceive and it is prudent

But from time to time i have found that the senses

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* But from time to time I have found that the senses deceive , and it is prudent never to trust completely those who have deceived us even once. 5. I will suppose therefore that not God, who is supremely good and the source of truth, but rather some malicious demon of the utmost power and cunning has employed all his energies in order to deceive me. I shall think that the sky, the air, the earth, colours, shapes, sounds and all external things are merely the delusions of dreams which he has devised to ensnare my judgement. I shall consider myself as not having hands, or eyes, or flesh, or blood, or senses, but as falsely believing that I have all these things, 6. He is like a prisoner who is enjoying na imaginary freedom while asleep; as he begins to suspect that he is asleep, he dreads being woken up and does song with the pleasant illusion as long as we can. 7. What this “I (am)” is, that now necessarily exists. What he originally believed himself to be, before he embarked on the present train of thought. 8. He formerly thought I was? A man. The first thought that came to mind was that he had a face, hands, arms, and the whole mechanical structure of limbs which could be seen in a corpse, and which he called the body.
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9. Thought is what he discovered alone is inseparable from him. I am, in the strict sense only a
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  • Winter '17
  • Danny Pavlovich
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