Doubt Everything

Mon, Feb 04

In this class we'll look at another approach to skeptical philosophical inquiry, one introduced by Enlightenment philosopher Rene Descartes.  Descartes thought that a scientific approach to life requires rooting out all of one's potential biases.  But how far can this go?  Are we biased toward believing we are awake and not dreaming?  Biased toward believing 2+2=4?

Key Concepts: Knowledge, Justified Belief, Particularism, Methodism