Descartes begins the journey of particular belief and comes up with a philosophy that has
stood the test of time. He challenges the reader to carefully evaluate his or her thoughts before
confirming whether his or her belief is absolute or not. His argument is, however, that you could
be holding on something when your faith is not complete at all. Therefore “I think, therefore I
am,” is exceptional in the sense that it enables one to ascertain his or her stand accordingly.
What I found interesting in this reading is the claim that Descartes make in affirming that
he has discovered that the particular dream is precise and irrefutable. Descartes makes a
reflection on the fact that he could be having false beliefs, and he is determined to address this
problem conclusively with the hope of finding a way out of the problem.
My question for this week is what the difference between perception and imagination is?
There is a possibility that one could be having an understanding, but it could not be a vision. At
the same time, there is a possibility that one could be having some imaginations that are far from
This is a very tricky question because as I have found out from the week’s reading,
whatever one believes defines him. Suppose an individual decides to think about what he or she
perceives or imagines, does that now become a reality? However, this week’s reading was an
interesting one with lots of new things to learn about.