Introduction to PhilosophyNotesThis is not a substitute for coming to class Richard Lee
Philosophy 2003 C 001Copyright © 1999, Richard Lee Spring 1999
 

Doubting Beliefs Based on the Senses
Descartes

Much of what we believe we come to believe through the senses, i.e. we see something, hear something etc. (P 131a)

That the senses give us accurate information is thus a foundational belief.

But there are reasons for doubting that the senses give accurate information.


Richard Lee, rlee@comp.uark.edu, last modified: 9 March 1999