Descartes, Rationalism, and Philosophy

Please pick one of the following questions to answer:

  • Why doesn’t Descartes simply determine what’s real by looking around him and use his sense experience?  
  • In Meditation II, Descartes states, “I am; I exist – this is certain.” Explain why Descartes claims that his knowledge here about this cannot be doubted?
  • What is the nature of the “I” for Descartes and why doesn’t it refer to the physical body of Descartes? 

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