Philosophy beginners’ logic

answer these questions
1. Why is accuracy a virtue, why not just truth?

2. Why does the virtue of conservatism mean a reasonable person may not change their mind after encountering new evidence?
3. What are three ways of being dogmatic?

4. Why is consistency a virtue for reasonableness?

Descartes – Meditation I

Discussion Post: Descartes – Meditation I

Answer all sets of questions in 4-6 sentences each. Direct textual analysis is required — quoting from the primary text (not merely the textbook) and citing page numbers.

1. In Meditation I, Descartes sets himself up with the task of finding something that he can know with absolute certainty — something the is literally undoubtable. But by the end of this Meditation, Descartes finds himself in a position where everything seems to be doubtable (including basic math!). For this post, you have two options:

Choice A – Is there anything in this meditation that Descartes claims is doubtable that you don’t actually think is doubtable? Explain. Make sure to take Descartes reasoning into account when giving your answer.

Choice B – After reading this meditation, do you think there is anything that isn’t doubtable? Explain. If you go this route, do not make any reference to Meditation II (which we haven’t read yet). Use your own thinking here.