Descartes' Method Of Doubt Vs. Hospers

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Philosophy

 

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Marian Z

 

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January 18, 2017

 

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However, Hospers believes that there are different forms of knowing that must be proven with evidence. Descartes’ believes that you can doubt anything that exists because it’s either a misconception or seen as an illusion. He suggests that if he is able to find in each one some reason to doubt, that it will suffice to justify rejecting it as a whole...
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The main reason for Descartes’ doubt in everything is that his senses have deceived him in the past. He states that “I have accepted as most true and certain I have learned either from the senses or through the senses; but it is sometimes proved to me that these senses are deceptive.” (1) When you smell something sweet you probably think it is going to taste sweet as well...
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