How Did Rene Descartes Obtain True Knowledge

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Is there really a way to find true knowledge? How are we able to grasp absolute knowledge? In our society today, there are certain things people aren’t sure what they know, and there are some people who are sure what they know. How will we know if we are right or wrong? Finding true knowledge is like knowing what is the real truth of something. Rene Descartes, who is an rationalist, has his views on knowledge which is believing that knowledge is possible only if it is based upon self-evidence and certain principles. Rene Descartes constructed an methodical doubt to find true knowledge which was to doubt and put aside everything that he knew. In his first meditation Descartes discusses how our sense perceptions are able to deceive us. Descartes portrays our senses as a…show more content…
For an example, rather than believing that a person is bad, someone can believe that a person is trusted. Descartes did not truly believe that the information that we receive through our senses is exactly correct. We know that some of our experiences are incorrect only because we are able to know some of them are correct, and for that we have to depend on other. Descartes uses the method of doubt to find true knowledge, but Hume for instance, had different methods what he thought about about how to find true knowledge which Descartes disagreed on.
Rene Descartes, believes doubting everything is absolutely way to find true knowledge. In the story, “Allegory of the Cave” by Plato, it supports how are senses are able to deceive us. In the Allegory of the Cave, Plato creates a sort of scenario to display how senses can be deceiving but, it tells how there is a reality. In the Allegory of the Cave, Plato tries to find some kind of similarities with the human experience to the caveman. In the story, the caveman's are able to see shadows that are casting on wall. One caveman escapes out the cave to look outside but unfortunately
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