Intro To Philosophy

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Philosophy

 

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Carolyn S

 

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March 21, 2016

 

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However, this leaves Descartes with very little to find absolute knowledge or believe in. Descartes is forced to wipe a clean slate of all of his beliefs, thoughts, and opinions and see which are undoubtedly true. He comes to find that he can have doubt for almost everything he has known except for two items- he cannot doubt that he doubts, and he cannot doubt he (or his mind) exists...
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This is where his very popular phrase, "I think, therefore I am" came into existence. Descartes was a skeptic. His skepticism was a good thing though because without being skeptical, it would not have allowed him to form such complex ideas and thoughts about absolute knowledge that he later wrote about in his Meditations...
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