Rene Descartes First Meditation

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I’m writing you to tell you of Rene Descartes’s meditations on first philosophy in which the existence of God and the distinction between the soul and the body written. These meditations were published in 1641 and are found in the book Modern Philosophy an Anthology of Primary Sources edited by Roger Ariew and Eric Watkins. Descartes’s goal in the first meditation concerns those things that are called into doubt. Descartes says in the first meditation that several years had passed since he realized how many were the false opinions that in his youth he had taken to be true, and thus how doubtful were all those that I had later built upon them. That statement alone makes his goal very interesting. His goal in the first meditation is to raise
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