The selection for this week is relatively short, but extremely dense. You may need to read it out loud, more than once! Just read p.11-15 and answer the fill-ins.
- Indubitable, adj.
- Prudence, n.
- Intimations, n.
- Bilious, adj.
- Antecedents, n.
- Cogent, adj.
- Why did Descartes want to “overthrow all [his] former opinions?”(11)
- Why is he careful about being too trusting of his senses?
- Why does he believe that “general objects”(12) like eyes and hands must really exist, if he can’t trust his senses?
- Why does Descartes argue that God is not deceptive?
- Why does Descartes begin his investigation by assuming that he is being deceived by a “malignant demon”(14)?