The evil demon, also known as malicious demon and evil genius, is a concept in cartesian philosophy in the first of his 1641 meditations on first philosophy, descartes imagines.
The most famous rendering of descartes' most hyperbolic doubt takes the form of the evil genius doubt suppose i am the.
Descartes wants a system that does not have any false beliefs and where all the the evil genius argument is the best possible skeptical argument—the evil. In the first meditations, descartes aims to determine which of his many beliefs amount to knowledge descartes argues that if there is any doubt re.
You don't disprove it the evil genius is a doubt, not an assumption the assumption is the belief that you can do induction reliably, inferring that the universe.
One of these theories, representing the furthest extent of descartes' theorizing, was the evil genius theory it essentially posited the existence of. Descartes' hypothesis that there is an evil genius, an expremely powerful, malicious spirit, who strives to deceive him represents the most.