Descartes and Doubt

Descartes and Doubt
Imagine what it would be like to live in a world of constant questioning. What would it possibly be like to question even the obvious, such as ?is this my hand?? We often doubt about what people say or do but do we ever doubt beyond that? Should we? We usually just believe in people and trust that they would tell us the truth but we don?t look for evidence ourselves. Is not completely bad but it could harm us because people might lie to us, which sometimes they do. Do we really want to live a life full of lies? Isn?t it best to have the satisfaction of you knowing the certainty of something. Doubt is a way of life it guides us, it helps us to not make as many mistakes. But doubting every single thing is not the answer.
Descartes thinks that we should doubt everything and assume nothing to be true. Descartes decided to rebuild all previous knowledge through a theory called ?radical doubt?. Radical doubt is the view of questioning everything till you reach its underlying truth. He wrote ?everything I have learned either from the senses or through the senses.? He then countered that by saying that the sensors are known deceivers so they can?t be trusted. With this in effect it is fair to say that everything he has learned is completely false. Descartes also believed that it was possible that he was always dreaming. There was no way to prove this cause ?any test you can think, you can dream.? His belief that we might be just leaving a dream can be true. I believe we are leaving a dream because we are doing the thing we want to do, the things we dream about doing and that is why I consider ourselves to be leaving a dream. Descartes views it differently he says that we should doubt what we perceive thru our senses. For instance we normally think that world is in a particular way, on the basis of our perceptions of the world.

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