Summary Of Descartes Meditations On First Philosophy

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In his sixth and final meditation of Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes concludes his discussion on the overarching topic of the metaphysics. While this is the concluding piece of this writing, Descartes spends most of this meditation discussing two major arguments, the argument for the existence of the physical world, and the argument for mind-body dualism. Descartes begins by seeking to prove the existence of the physical world. His argument starts with asserting that he is aware of the faculty in him that is for receiving and analyzing sensory details, a faculty that would not exist without some sort of stimulation, whether that stimulus be internal or external. Furthermore, he states that the source of the sensory stimulus cannot

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