Title: Descartes "i think therefor i am"

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Subject: Philosophy
Author: Robert W
Date: November 19, 2014
Level: University
Grade: A
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He had to start with a first premise which was indubitable. He found that "I exist" is something that is certain, and what follows must be certain as well. In the meditator's search for certainty, he had to discard anything that was false or even open to the slightest doubt. He had to tear away all that was previously known to him, and with a new, stronger foundation, start anew...

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Descartes had conceded that he has no senses and no body. He also noted that the physical world does not exist, which might also seem to imply his nonexistence. Yet, to have these doubts, he must exist. He found that he could not doubt that he himself existed, as he was the one doing the doubting in the first place...

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