Questions for the First Philosophy Testa.
How would you characterize Modern philosophy?
, power, will, Man is God.2.
How would you characterize Classical philosophy?
, intelligence, God is truth. b. Descartes 3.
What is the main question that Descartes is trying to answer ?
can I be certain [sure] that I am in the truth?4.
Which are precepts of Descartes' method ?
what is self-evident. Analysis
Descartes will only accept one specific kind of ideas : which and why?
will only accept clear and distinct
ideas that are indubitable.
Because the complex
then be constructed using the simple
How does Descartes call his method and why is it not skeptical?
. Because the goal
of this doubt is not to be skeptical but to prove
that some things can not be doubted.7.
“I think, therefore I am”. What does this phrase means?
I think, I cannot doubt my own existence.8.
What kind of idea is for Descartes the idea of God? What does it mean ?
idea. If God is God, he should be perfect.9.
How does Descartes prove the existence of God?
that I have an idea of God implies its existence. Also unicorns10.
Why God's truthfulness is important for Descartes?
God is the truth, and he created our minds, we can trust
minds are good
means to reach
According to Descartes, by what elements is man constituted and how
are they connected?
beings are formed
by the union of a