Review Questions For Descartes: Meditation 3

Meditation 3

1. How does Descartes begin Meditation Three?

2. What "general rule" does Descartes lay down in Meditation Three for determining the truth of propositions? To what faculty does Descartes attribute his previous mistakes in thinking? What examples does Descartes give as paradigms of conformity with his new "general rule"?

3. According to Descartes, what are judgments and how do we make them? How are they different from volitions?

4. Descartes distinguishes three kinds of ideas. What are these three kinds of ideas and what is the difference between them, as he describes it?

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