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Meditations III and IV

In the first Meditation, we are trying as hard as we can to prevent ourselves from falling back on the comfortable acceptance of our long-held, customary beliefs; e.g., the belief that bodies exist, they cause our perceptions, and our perceptions resemble their causes (as Aristotelians and ‘common sense’ would have it); our belief that we…