Defense of Descartes' Skeptical Argumentation Argumentative Essay by Ramon

Defense of Descartes' Skeptical Argumentation
An examination and defense of the skepticism of French philosopher Rene Descartes, looking at plausible arguments against his method.
# 1467 | 1,020 words | 3 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Philosophy (Science) , Philosophy (History)

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"In his Meditations, Descartes puts aside all his present beliefs and, by using skepticism, he attempts to discover a set of basic beliefs whose truth is beyond doubt. Descartes uses his dream argument to explain that our senses are not powerful enough to determine which beliefs are true and which are not. In his Second Meditation, through the use of skepticism, he derives his first basic belief, his own existence. "

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