Essay Methodological Doubt

Methodological Doubt

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Philosophy
A study of French philosopher, Descartes’ theory of Methodological Doubt.

The paper examines Rene Descartes’ theory of “Methodological Doubt” which focuses on the certainty of God and human and material existence, and shows how they are some of the most famous passages in philosophy today.
“Descartes strived to create a complete philosophy that was free of any contradictions. He began by rejecting all previous doctrines and dogmas laid down by the earlier philosophers. He resolved to begin by doubting everything so that he could come up with a stable basis for his philosophy. The method he created and adopted was methodological doubt. This methodological doubt became known to many to be a pre-requisite of honest thought.”

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