Chapters 6 And 7 Module 2

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Yinka Jackson PHI2010­785622 1) Explain and evaluate Rene Descartes argument for knowledge including the role of skepticism, the evil demon, and god in resolving his doubts. Descartes's believed he could doubt everything that could be doubted, and the remainder was be the absolute certain. He utilized skepticism as a means to achieve certainty. To doubt every proposition he utilized the dream and evil demon conjectures. It was questionable whether he was dreaming, or was it actually realty. By trying to prove himself awake, during the time in which he was actually dreaming. During the evil demon conjecture,he brought to question whether a demon wishing to deceive at every turn; having brung about uncertainty in…show more content…
In retrospect he notes that God and nature are the same. Everything that exist is modified by God/Nature. Physical activity coincides with the minds activity, and some thoughts can be switched out for others. 6) Explain and evaluate Anne Conway's monism in light of the fact that she argues for 2 distinct substances. Conway believed there was a connection between the most material and spiritual substances. She argued that all created substances depend on God’s decision to create them, and that all creatures have an individual essence that it is common to all. She reported that both the mental and physical properties are created by God, otherwise it stops being what it is. In relation to God, she states he is perfect and therefore exist outside the dimension of time. Conway identifies God as the eternal creator, because he makes creatures as a primary function of what he does. God is eternal. 7) Explain and evaluate the two versions of epiphenomenalism: occasionalism and parallelism. Parallelism is defined as the way in which the immaterial mind interacts with the material body, considering that the body should be subject to physical law. The understanding is that the mind isn’t the cause of the hand moving, but willingness instead. The two parallel events that occur are a sense of mental happenings, and the other being a series that involves happenings to material

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