The Natural Attitude Norman Bryson

  1. Why does Descartes claim that sight, and therefore also the new technology of optics, is so important?
  2. How does Descartes seek to prove that theories of extromission are false and intromission is correct?
  3. Descartes’s metaphor of the wine cask attempts to help his reader understand which property of light?
  4. Why does he use metaphors such as the wine cask and the ball to explain physical phenomena?
  5. What is the relationship between the body and the soul, as Descartes conceives it?
  6. According to Descartes conception, what is similar about images and the action of sight it relation to thought
    and understanding?

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