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Philosophical Problems with Descartes, etc.

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Philosophical Problems with Descartes, etc. PHL2050

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Shelby Bussard
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Philosophy: The Big Questions
J K. Sims

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Notes on problems with Descartes and conclusion of meditations along with other notes to go with several videos we have viewed.
Philosophy: The Big Questions
J K. Sims
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Date Created: 11/30/15
Philosophy 2050 November 23 2015 J K Sims Conclusion of Meditations 0 Arguments for God s Existence I Ontological arguments 0 Argument to God s necessary existence Via God s perfection 0 God is infinitely perfect 0 A Priori 0 Being with the definition of God conception of God 0 Proof of God Via purely formal logical principles 0 Systems of geometry definitions postulates axioms 0 Rationalist philosophers tend toward this approach I Cosmological arguments I Start outside of God we don t begin with God 0 Begin with features of the world itself 0 A Posteriori God is the first cause of all events 0 Distinction of Mind and Body Dualism I I can doubt that I have a body I I cannot doubt that I have a mind I Therefore mind and body are not the same 0 Mind and body possess different properties attributes features I Mind I Unextended 0 Intangible 0 InVisible I Subjective I Body 0 Objective 0 Extended 0 Tangible I Solidity 0 Visibility 0 Contemporary Philosophy I Colin McGinn I Mind and body problem I Cause relation I Interaction Philosophy 2050 November 30 2015 J K Sims Philosophical Problems with Descartes 0 Knowledge of other minds I I have a mind because I think first personal experience I The mind is I Subjective I Not visible 0 First person orientation 0 How are we going to develop an empirical science of consciousness I A question that philosophers go round and round trying to answer 0 Knowledge of the external world I Our minds are working all the time in retrospect to what we are perceiving I We are in the world but the world is also outside of us I How do we get to the true reality How do we cross that bridge without getting outside of our minds I The world is mental phenomenon O Solipsism I Reality is real only for the observer that is experiencing it 0 Everything you experience is a projection from the mind 0 Everything outside of ourselves is made up in our minds


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