(i) The point of this assignment is for you to choose a position and justify your choice--you should not "sit on the fence." That means that you have to give reasons to support your view, and you have to try to anticipate how a critic would object to the position that you take and how you would respond to such criticism (which means giving more reasons). The assigned readings are often likely to be important here, so do not ignore them.(ii) Stick to the topic. Your essay should begin with a short introductory paragraph, which explains briefly and clearly what you intend to say and how you intend to support it. `Briefly` means briefly. You do not need a whole page to do this. Avoid windy introductions. Limit your opening remarks to a few clear and succinct sentences which say what position you intend to take and how you intend to justify it. --No grand (and unsupported) generalizations about the history of thought, or humanity`s "quest for knowledge" or "today`s society" etc., please! Clarity, precision and conciseness are virtues here.(iii) Remember to explain the question! (iv) Read Vaughan and McIntosh, Writing Philosophy, Chapters 3-5. These chapters provide some useful tips for writing an argumentative essay. For help with grammar, punctuation, style and documentation, seeWritingPhilosophy, Chapters 7-9 and Appendix B.(v) Since your task is to present and justify your position, you should avoid secondary sources. I am interested in what you have to say about these topics, not what someone else thinks. If you have questions about terminology etc., you may consult the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy .(v) You should, however, discuss assigned readings where they are relevant, and you must cite the ones you discuss. Anything that you cite or quote should be clearly indicated as a citation or a quotation, and appropriate page-numbers should be provided. Your paper should include a proper bibliography, which identifies the author(s),editor(s), title, publisher and date of any source that you consult--even if everything is in the course reader--or therelevant and complete bibliographical information in the form of footnotes or endnotes. (There is no need to includeWriting Philosophy in your bibliography.) See Writing Philosophy, Chapter 7 and Appendix B for stylistic guidelines fordocumentation. You will be penalized for failing to cite properly.
Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Date Disputing Descartes’s Worry That One Might Be Deceived about the World by an Evil Genius Introduction The evil demon became a more controversial and disputable Cartesian philosophy to both ancient and present Cartesian scholars. The concept also contributed in fiction science films and more specifically the movie "Matrix trilogy." This movie has intercepted several cognitive inputs and outputs and manipulated them to create a powerful illusion to reframe the way ideas are perceived, thought and acted upon which in reality, are demon generated. These ideas are in perfect agreement with the ideas of Rene Descartes that he explains in his meditations of the first philosophy. He argues that he does not possess enough evidence to validate his senses as they may be fabricated by the demon. This forms the basis of his worries that there could be an evil genius that deceives us in the way we reason and justify our senses. However, critically analyzing Descartes arguments, I believe that there is a way of ruling out his worry that one might be deceived about the world by an evil genius. In this paper, am going to back my arguments to show the flaws in his arguments to support skepticism. First, Descartes fails to warrant skepticism about his claims in as much as his claim that senses sometimes deceive us in some instances. By supporting his claim, Rene presented some varied examples in which he believes that his senses...