Essay heading: Meditation on First Philosophy

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June 17, 2002

 

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This is due to the fact that according to Descartes, things seen during dreams "like painted images could not have only been produced in the likeness of true things" (Descartes, 28). Descartes even takes this a step further by stating that a painter's artistic representation is merely a product that is composed of the painter's already existing thoughts & his knowledge of certain things in general...
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Descartes even takes this a step further by stating that a painter's artistic representation is merely a product that is composed of the painter's already existing thoughts & his knowledge of certain things in general. Hence Descartes comes to the conclusion that subjects and topics like "arithmetic, geometry and drawing which treat of nothing but the simplest and the most general thing which are indifferent as to whether these things do or do not in fact exist, contain something certain and indubitable", (Descartes, 29), such as the colours in the painters drawing in the example presented above...
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