Essay on Descartes 's Philosophy And Philosophy

803 Words Aug 1st, 2015 4 Pages
Descartes aimed to rebuild knowledge and philosophy. The first and primary principle of his methodology was “never accept anything as true that I did not plainly know to be such (Discourse 19).” He believed that a large number of opinions, beliefs, and knowledge of human beings were false, but he could not justify which ones were true or which ones were false because all of knowledge are interacted and correlated with each other. Why are not existed beliefs, opinion, or knowledge true? All of those are got by and through sensations which deceive human beings sometimes. Descartes introduces the dreaming doubt arguments to prove that people’s sensations can be false.
People often have very similar sensations both in dream and in reality. For example, I am writing course paper about Descartes’ philosophy in front of my computer. How do I know I do not finish this action in my dream? I mean I am dreaming right now in which I am writing course paper about Descartes’s philosophy in front of my computer. I cannot distinguish whether I am sleeping or awake. Consequently, all of my perceptions and sensations are false.
Another argument aiming to prove that all of our knowledge can be doubt is the Evil Demon Doubt. He starts his argument by supposing that there is a God who creates me and can do anything. I am like a puppet who is manipulated by the God. The God makes me believe that the sum of all the angles of a triangle is 180 degrees. He has the power to create and control use,…

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