Descartes Is Most Famous For His Promotion Of The Cartesian Dualism
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Descartes has established his method of doubt in the first meditation. He realizes there were a lot of faults in his previous beliefs. Therefore he seeks a method that ensures the truth, which allows him to understand ideas clearly and distinctly. But the senses are deceptive and therefore should not be completely trusted. Descartes then goes on to question the reality. Through the examples of dreams and madness, he realized that he does not have a clear idea of reality and thus the existence of his world was in doubt. Descartes claims that his creator is so powerful that he may be deceived of the simplest of mathematic problems. It leaves him no choice but to extend his doubt to all disciplines of science and every aspect of life.
Under the established basis that nothing is certain, Descartes continues with the second meditation and tries to understand his own existence. As his body is in…