Descartes: ttrue belief and knowledge

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Philosophy

 

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April 23, 2013

 

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The senses lie to us, reality could be our dreams, and material objects don't exist. . He rejects his senses, and replaces God with an Evil Genius. Once everything has been broken down, Descartes realizes he exists: "I think, therefore I am" (Descartes 66). With this affirmation comes the knowledge that God exists as a non-deceiver, the senses are not lying, and our world is not a dreamscape...
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With this affirmation comes the knowledge that God exists as a non-deceiver, the senses are not lying, and our world is not a dreamscape. With the senses true, material objects also now exist, and true belief with justification from the mind becomes knowledge. Descartes first examined those beliefs that required the senses...
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