philosophy 4 page essay

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I need 4 pages answering these questions

1) Describe Descartes’ project of doubt. Why is he embarking on these meditations?

2) Describe the arguments he uses to show why we cannot trust our knowledge.

3) Next, explain the point he is trying to make with the example of the wax.

4) Finally, what is the one indubitable truth that he discovers as a result of this process?

I need someone who fully understands philosophy and could complete a good essay for me.

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henryprofessor
School: University of Maryland

Attached.

Descartes’ Project of Doubt - Outline

I.
II.

Descartes’ project of doubt
Why he embarked on the meditations

III.

Why people cannot trust their knowledge

IV.

The wax examples

V.
VI.

The one indubitable truth
Conclusion


Running Head: DESCARTES’ PROJECT OF DOUBT

Descartes’ Project of Doubt
Name
Institution

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DESCARTES’ PROJECT OF DOUBT

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Descartes’ Project of Doubt
Introduction
Descartes was a rationalist. He believed that before we can describe the nature of reality,
we have to consider what it means if we say we know what reality or existence is. He adds that it
is no point to argue that something exists unless we first know how such a claim is considered to
be true belief. For one to say that what he believes is justified, he has to base it on the belief that
is indubitable. Therefore, the belief will provide a good foundation where all the following
beliefs will be based and would be taken to be true. Descartes decides to doubt everything that he
believes to establish something to be indubitable and completely certain in his meditation.

Descartes’ project of doubt
Descartes aims to doubt his belief but not to reject them so as to establish something to be
indubitable and completely certain in his meditation. He shows how people can guarantee their
belief on reality by restraining their belief to what is indubitable. People’s ordinary knowledge
about the world should not give the kind of assured...

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