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Here Descartes is talking of the difference between mere opinion and strict absolute certainty To establish this he must first attack all principles which supported everything that he once believed in He examines all those beliefs that require our senses or that were passed down to us in theory He questions whether our senses are true indicators of what they represent By inspecting the reality of dreams he comes to the conclusion that our senses are prone to error and thereby cannot reliably distinguish between certainty and falsity He bases his arguments on the opinion that its not completely necessary to explore each and every aspect of a whole to deduce that something is false because he only needed to know that one aspect of the whole was false to rely on the base that everything else is false too By using doubt as his tool he makes the assertion that all his former beliefs are false I am I exist is necessarily true each time it is expressed by me or conceived in my mind Before written is the conclusion of Ren Descartes to his meditations he thinks he doubts so know he assures himself that he exists Hes not certain if theres a higher power or god of any kind that makes him think but since all hes accomplished with these meditations is to question everything including his own emotions feelings senses and every aspect of thought that he has known all his life he now comes to the conclusion that even that is not certain so in order to believe in his existence he thinks of himself as an entity who thinks and because anything that thinks exists by pure rationality he must exist as well but this brings another uncertainty does he think for himself or does a higher power think for him making him non existing and again after long thoughts he arrives at the conclusion he came
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