Descartes First Meditation

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Descartes overall mission throughout the first meditation is discover if anything is absolutely certain. In order for this to be accomplished Descartes needed to relieve himself of all prior beliefs that he had. “I must withhold assent from things that are not certain and indubitable just as carefully as from those which are obviously false.” This was done so that Descartes wouldn’t create anymore beliefs founded upon any false misconceptions. Descartes believed it was unnecessary to examine each belief individually instead he only needed to raise the slightest doubts about the basic principles that they’re founded upon. Descartes went about creating three arguments for doubting all of his previous throughout meditation one: the sensory doubt
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