Explain Descartes’s method of universal doubt, its purpose and overall strategy
Paper instructions: Explain Descartes’s method of universal doubt, its purpose and overall strategy. In the Second Meditation, Descartes says that there is one proposition that he cannot conceivably doubt, namely “I exist”. Why can’t he doubt this proposition? Then, give a sketch of the
argument for the existence of God Descartes offers in the Third Meditation. What does Descartes think the proof of the existence of God will enable him to accomplish, and how successful, in
your view, is Descartes’s argument in that respect? Elaborate on your assessment.