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Write responses to each of the following questions based on the readings:
1) What is Descartes’ “evil demon” hypothesis? Why does he introduce this into his discussion?
2) What kind of thing does Descartes think that he is? How does he arrive at this conclusion?
3) What “extravagant” opinion does Hylas accuse Philonous of holding? How does Philonous argue that this opinion is not “skeptical”?
4) Hylas tries proposing a material “substratum” to explain what we observe. What does he mean by this, and how does Philonous object?