Descartes’ Method of Doubt Quiz

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What was Descartes' maximally cautious attitude towards his beliefs?

He doubted everything except for the fact that he exists.

What was Descartes' unsuccessful attempt at a systematic method of doubt among the following options?

The senses are deceptive.

Which concept did Descartes introduce in his argument that the mind and the body are different things?

Dualism.

What was Turing's strategy for addressing the question 'Can machines think?'

The Imitation game/Turing test.

What was the main content of the argument from consciousness against machines thinking?

The claim that machines lack consciousness.

What is Elisabeth’s interaction objection related to?

Descartes' dualism.

'I think, therefore I am' is famously associated with which philosopher's argument?

René Descartes.

What did Descartes question in relation to his beliefs?

The existence of an external world.

What is Turing's response to the theological objection regarding machines thinking?

Machines can imitate true thought processes.

Test your knowledge on Descartes’ philosophical approach of systematically doubting his beliefs using various hypotheses and the cogito argument. Explore concepts such as skepticism, epistemology, and Descartes’ cautious attitude towards knowledge.

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