Meditations on Wax

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Philosophy

 

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Robert H

 

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July 5, 2015

 

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University

 

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B

 

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Of the properties the wax initially seems to poses, Descartes reasons that only three are truly properties of the wax, "extended, flexible, and changing". But this definition for wax could apply to many objects, so the senses do not provide enough information to understand the wax. Descartes example of the wax is important, because it begins with a topic of which the reader seems relatively sure...
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But this definition for wax could apply to many objects, so the senses do not provide enough information to understand the wax. Descartes example of the wax is important, because it begins with a topic of which the reader seems relatively sure. By attacking the foundation of the reader's trust in the senses, Descartes undermines many of the more complex instances where the senses are relied upon to provide information...
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