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Essay heading: Descartes Method Of Doubt
 
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Once reaching this point Descartes has reached his goal of a blank foundation for knowledge. In opposition to Descartes method of doubt John Hospers challenges the word know, and the conditions of knowledge. Hospers points out that the word “know” itself takes on very different meanings, where the method of doubts uses know in the strong sense, Hospers uses it in the weak sense...
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Instead of denying all doubted knowledge Hospers argues that if you know something is not true, then you must know about the topic at hand. Although we cannot deny that Descartes efforts to deny all beliefs were valid for his goal, this argument states that knowing is believing. Unlike Descartes, Hospers assumes if you know something is true then, you believe it, whereas Descartes denies he knows something even if he does believe it, which in Hospers eyes would mean he does not know what knowledge is...
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