Descartes 'Sixth Meditation'

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Descartes search for knowledge starts with a self claim of doubt. Like we studied earlier, he doubts senses, his body, everything he has experienced in the outside world. Descartes didn’t want to simply become a cynic and just doubt something because it was the easy way out. He believes that doubt is able to move the analyst toward the elimination of mistake and will be given to knowledge. In the sixth Meditation, he continues on to differ between the mind and body. Descartes makes it clear that the distinction is to build up a knowledge of material things. He says, “they exist in so far as our ideas of them are clear and distinct.” His main point is that knowledge of material things lacks when it is established on sense experiences. Descartes

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