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He even goes so far as to doubt the information given to him by his five senses. “I first realized how numerous were the false opinions that in my youth I had taken to be true, and thus how doubtful were all those that I had subsequently built upon them,” Descartes points out that since he can doubt things he has learned as a young child, everything he learned after that must be false as well since they branch off of false information...
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“I have noticed that the senses are sometimes deceptive,” here, Descartes is refferring to optical illusions such as the pen in water, how it may appear to be broken in water yet is fine when taken out. “It is a mark of prudence never to place our complete trust in those who have decieved us even once,” because sometimes our senses transmit false or blurry information, he posits that we should never fully trust them...
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