Descartes’ Evil Genius Argument

Literature essay 

Descartes’ argument begins with a claim that dreams and waking life can naturally have the same content.  He was a 17th C philosopher and is referred to as father of modern day philosophy.His interest was on understanding the very important truths about his surrounding habitat. Descartes’ wanted to separate truth from fictional narratives in human lives. 

To be able to formulate this notion, he tried to forget all that he knew and was stored in his mind and subject it to moral thinking in order to gain insight from it and finally the truth. He was not able to dissociate any fundamental importance in his theory. He concludes that human beings are made to see the world through experience that is displayed in their senses. He further put it in that senses were fallible and thus could be affected. This made him to discover that all that humans are aware of is composed of their believes

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Mukundi, R. (2018). Descartes’ Evil Genius Argument. Afribary. Retrieved from

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Mukundi, Robbinson . "Descartes’ Evil Genius Argument" Afribary (2018). Accessed April 19, 2024.

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