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One of Descartes earliest arguments discusses the law of non-contradiction In his reasoning everyone has the same amount of good sense and access to the truth when they are born into this world yet people obviously disagree on many issues The reason for this fact is that people do not follow the same line of reasoning because they do not take the same things into consideration as a result of different life experiences In Descartes law of non-contradiction there is only one truth for every question so when two people disagree on something one of them has to be right A good example of this would be if there were two people One thinks red is the best color and the other person believes blue is the best color For Descartes one or both of these people must be wrong because there is only one truth His task is to look at this situation and locate who holds the truth If certain guidelines could be established by which everyone could come to conclusions it would be possible to obtain this truth and we would no longer have diversity in opinionsDescartes makes this point in reference to Philosophy when he says seeing that it has been cultivated for many centuries by the most excellent minds that have ever lived and that nevertheless there still is nothing in it about which there is not some dispute To him this means that a primary goal of philosophy finding truth has not been achieved He sets forth to change that by implementing a new method of philosophy He gathered from this that if everyone disagrees everything that people believe must be unsure and therefore a poor basis for truth seeking He comes to this realization when he says I deemed everything that was merely probable to be well-nigh false Descartes new method promoted that to find truth you must purge everything based upon anything unsureDescartes wants to strip
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