Descartes essay plan

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  • Rationalism
    • To prove knowledge empiricism wrong and establish rationalism as correct then we need one example of a synthetic truth that is known a priori
      • Ways of demonstraighting synthetic a priori knowledge
        • Intuition and deduction
          • To prove knowledge empiricism wrong and establish rationalism as correct then we need one example of a synthetic truth that is known a priori
            • Ways of demonstraighting synthetic a priori knowledge
              • Intuition and deduction
                • These two faculties can be thought of as the ability to see the truth
                  • If it is Monday then I have art today, it is monday,  therefore I have art today
                    • The reason 3 follows from 1 and 2 is via rational intuition, you don't need somebody to explain it
                      • Using this Descates attempts to establish various synthetic truths
                        • In Descartes attempts to establish knowledge, Descartes doubts everything he thinks he knows
                          • Illusion
                            • I can doubt the reliability of my sense experience as it has decieved me in the past
                          • Dreaming
                            • I think i'm awake but actually i'm dreaming
                            • But 1+1=2 in my dreams so some basic ideas cant be doubted
                          • Deception
                            • An evil demon may be controlling my entire experience making me think 1 add 1 equals 2
            • Innate knowledge
            • These two faculties can be thought of as the ability to see the truth
              • If it is Monday then I have art today, it is monday,  therefore I have art today
                • The reason 3 follows from 1 and 2 is via rational intuition, you don't need somebody to explain it
                  • Using this Descates attempts to establish various synthetic truths
                    • In Descartes attempts to establish knowledge, Descartes doubts everything he thinks he knows
                      • Illusion
                        • I can doubt the reliability of my sense experience as it has decieved me in the past
                      • Dreaming
                        • I think i'm awake but actually i'm dreaming
                        • But 1+1=2 in my dreams so some basic ideas cant be doubted
                      • Deception
                        • An evil demon may be controlling my entire experience making me think 1 add 1 equals 2
        • Innate knowledge

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