Descartes Methodological Doubt Essay

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Descartes program of methodological doubt was to doubt absolutely everything. He thought that if all were doing is perceiving how do we know that what we’re perceiving is real when sometimes even our mind makes mistakes. For example, we see things aren’t there or hear a noise that wasn’t actually made or even think we see a family member but it was actually someone else. In my opinion Descartes theory goes very deep into the mind and really makes you think and almost makes you afraid. When it came to dreams Descartes thought that if our dream is so vivid and sometimes we don’t even realize we are dreaming until we actually wake up then how don’t we actually know were all in a big dream, our sense cannot be trusted. Descartes doubt went so far he thought the …show more content…
So everything we think of is basically a copy of something we have already seen . Like the example given in our model this week the background of the screen I am currently typing on is an impression , while the color or my mother’s hair is an idea. Hume came to the conclusion that it makes sense to inquire the origin of our ideas . WE use three way to come up with ideas resemblance , contiguity or cause and effect , but experience give us an idea and awareness . In conclusion relation of ideas are formed in the mind .Each idea is separate from others and there isn’t any evident relation , so Hume asked himself how is it possible we learn from experience. He discovered that if we want to learn from our experience we have to believe that past experience have something similar in today’s experience. Therefore , all beliefs of matter are non-rational.
I feel that both Hume and Descartes had very strong arguments but I would have to say I agree more with Hume. His explanation on matter made sense to me , like the example that was given about the sun we assume it will come up every day but we don’t actually know it

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