Philosophy on Meditation by Descartes

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What?is?Descartes?s?purpose?in?Meditation?1??What?are?the?three?stages?of?doubt?that?Descartes?sets?out??(It?is
best?to?present?each?stage?of?doubt?in?terms?of?how?the??hypothesis??of?each?stage?is?deployed?as?a?skeptical
challenge?to?belief.)?What?are?two?kinds?of?response?that?one?might?give?to?the?strongest?stage?of?doubt??Of?what
kind?is?Descartes?s?response?to?the?strongest?stage?of?doubt?and?what,?in?particular,?is?this?response??(In?other
words,?after?specifying?its?general?kind,?tell?the?reader?what?it?is?that?Descartes?discovers?at?the?beginning?of
Meditation?2?that?is?not?cast?into?doubt?by?the?strongest?doubt?Descartes?considers?in?Mediation?1)?.
Below?is?my?note?from?what?I?learned?in?class
Goal?:?1)?to?establish?the?foundation?of?the?sciences
2)?find?those?beliefs?that?are?absolutely?certain?
3)?find?those?beliefs?that?absolutely?cannot?be?doubted?reasonably?(?can?be?found?at?the?bottom?of?page?9)
Method?of?Doubt:?to?isolate?the?absolute?certain?beliefs?by?trying?to?come?up?with?a?reason?to?doubt?the
foundations?of?all?his?beliefs?(?to?doubt?foundation?=?to?doubt?the?sense?sources)
3?stages?of?doubt:
1.?doubt?about?the?senses
reason:?senses?sometimes?deceive
failure:?this?stage?fails?because?it?doesn’t?give?us?many?reasons?to?doubt.
2.?Dream?doubt?
reason:?how?do?you?know?that?you?are?not?dreaming?sensing?it?
This?stage?is?partial?successful.?It?fails?to?doubt?mathematics?and?geometry.?
3.?Evil?Demon?doubt?(bottom?of?page?11)
reason:?Evil?demon?created?your?mind?to?fool?you
Skeptical?Challenge
1)?overcoming?challenge???takes?the?challenge?seriously
2)?undermining?challenge???the?skeptical?challenge?is?not?legitimate.?