Review Questions For Descartes: Meditation 1

1. With what purpose does Descartes begin the Meditations? By what method or methods does Descartes propose to achieve this purpose?

2. To what source does Descartes attribute the majority of his past opinions? Does Descartes believe that this source is credible? Why or why not?

3. In the course of pursuing his strategy in Meditation One, Descartes considers two hypothetical situations. What are these two famous thought experiments and what, specifically, does Descartes take each of them to show?

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