The Cartesian paradigm is still chugging along with no sign of slowdown, no apparent hiccups, and still achieving enormous successes.
With doubt and reason alone, we’ve been able to achieve a tremendous amount of certainty in our comprehension of nature.
But doubt and reason are only 2 aspects of the Cartesian paradigm, so there is still incredible room to traverse within the framework.
One still unexplored aspect of the Cartesian paradigm is the notion that nature may be lying to us.
If we can achieve some level of certainty through doubt alone, how much more certain would we have to be if we thought nature were lying to us?
It may seem odd the notion that nature could be lying to us, after all what cause would nature have to lie to us? But to the same, what cause would nature have to bring us to doubt?