This chapter, which focuses on Rene Descartes' method of analysis for belief and certainty in his Meditations, suggests that his primary rule of method is to accept a proposition into his system of belief if and only if he can convince the Demon's Advocate of its truth. It considers Descartes' analogy about dumping the apples out of a barrel and discusses Harry Frankfurt's interpretation that, to empty the barrel, one need not cease to hold one's beliefs.
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