WPUNJ Descartes Plato and Kant Questions
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Short Answer Section. Provide clear, complete, and accurate answers to each part of the following.
Plato thinks the higher forms of love involve directing desire (eros) to the higher truths, the forms.
Why does Descartes set out to doubt all his beliefs in the first Meditation of his book? Explain his view of the traditional beliefs of his culture. What is epistemology and why does Descartes focus on this part of philosophy? Explain his foundationalist approach to epistemology and why it is essential for him to have an undoubtable foundation for his belief system. Explain his dream argument in the first meditation. Does it “disprove” our physical senses? Explain. Present his argument in meditation two for the undoubtability of the existence of his own self-consciousness. What criticisms could be made of his argument? Explain the problem of the continuity of something.