domingo, 26 de novembro de 2006

(DC8) Conflito real x conflito potencial

Logo após a passagem citada em (DC6), Broughton diz:

As an epistemological strategy, its point is to show us what to do if we suspect that our commonsense beliefs are in conflict with true propositions. I think this is at least part of what Descartes means in a passage in the Second Replies about the method of the Meditations: he says that the primary notions in metaphysics “conflict with many preconceived opinions derived from the senses which we have got into the habit of holding from our earliest years. … Indeed, if they were put forward in isolation, they could easily be denied by those who like to contradict just for the sake of it” [p. 52]

Mas constatar que a crença razoável que r conflita com doutrinas metafísicas não implica que r conflite com certezas absolutas. E para acreditar que r pode conflitar com certezas absolutas não preciso constatar que ela conflita com doutrinas metafísicas.

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