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Descartes applied illusion argument dreaming argument and evil genius argument that is called method of doubt to achieve his goals Mind and body are two different substances the complete separation of the mental world and the physical world Once he claims that even awake or asleep two plus three is always five Even evil genius fakes us we probably think two plus three is four but in fact it always exist as five and it is always true Lets look at this example If I think that its sunny outside I can be wrong about sun but I cannot be wrong about my thinking that its sunny So no matter if I am being deceived or dreaming either way I am thinking which is certain knowledge Even though our senses arent reliable when we see things we still have the experience of seeing that thing Even if in a dream an apple is still experienced as our definition of an apple An apple in a dream will be still looked and smelled the same as an apple to us in a wake because the experience is the same Because we really dont definitely know if we are awake or asleep at any time we can only say that the experience of the apple is certain in our minds For example while one is in deep sleep we do not know whether we are thinking or not When we wake up we may remember a dream or two but when we think about it they may only add up to about five minutes in length even though we know we were asleep for eight hours There is all of that time when we dont remember what we were thinking or if we were even thinking at all When using this argument as an objection to the I think therefore I am we say that it is impossible to not be thinking because to stop thinking is
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