A brief account of how and why Descartes uses the concept of a divine guarantor of external reality to underpin his philosophy

The text below was originally written for Quora.com but in writing it I decided it has a place here as well. Descartes is often described as a rationalist philosopher. This is because he explains that empirical data, data of the senses, is inherently doubtful. What you take to be a sensation of the external world … More A brief account of how and why Descartes uses the concept of a divine guarantor of external reality to underpin his philosophy

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