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1. What was special about Descartes skepticism? (Hint* he used it as a tool) 2. Please explain Strouds point about the Goldfinch/Canary and the Suspect in Cleveland examples. How is the kind of knowledge involved in the Goldfinch/Canary example different than and the Suspect in Cleveland example? 3. Consider Strouds claims in The Problem of the External World. What necessary condition for knowledge makes it impossible for us to acquire knowledge? Do you agree or disagree? Why? (answer should be roughly 200 words.) 4. What did Descartes find problematic about Aristotelian Science? Why did this attitude have an effect on his philosophy? 5. (Related to (4) Why was Descartes philosophical project important to his scientific project? 6. Please explain the problem of solipsism that arises for Descartes claims in Meditation II. How does he attempt to solve this problem in Mediation III? (Hint it has something to do with his proving Gods existence.
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