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every principle obtained from our sense is false. Was Descartes on the right track with his causal inquiry? Explain.Yes. Descartes appropriately employs his causal inquiry to challenge most of the philosophers. To begin with, he argues that the human senses cannot be relied upon through critiquing the knowledge he receives through means of the senses (MFP 6, paragraph 3). He points out the deceitful nature of the senses, and they should not be given trust. Further, he noted that it is prudent never to trust anyone who made a deception even if it is the one available to
DESCARTES' METHOD OF DOUBT 3support an argument on doubting the human senses. In justification of his method, Descartes usesillustrations like mistaking something straight for a bent one by looking at it from far, deeming something round-shaped as oval-shaped as well as hills appearing purple while they are not. He goes ahead validating dream by stating that we dream about all things. If it is true, then he assertsthat from an idea, there is some knowledge acquired. Truly, doubt is expressible as images that are received in a dream, but the dream is composed of reality as well(Descartes, 2018). Therefore, he tells us that the images should be assessed in their simplest forms possible in order to determine if they can rely upon. Hence, based on the physical world, Descartes concludes that physical thing is likely to be expressed by doubt. Is it possible to doubt your own existence?Yes, it is. There are thousands of people that doubt their existence. We may sometimes feel like the world is happening around us that we only observe with no real part in it. Therefore,