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Descartes used skepticism as a method in order to discover a probable certainty. However, he entirely excluded insanity, instead of handling, from thought since this brings out the probability of suspecting. This exclusion appears to be a landmark. Foucault does not put forward that these developments are the fault of Descartes who was one of the reflecting figures of Western culture. In contrast, Foucault implies that these developments do exist within the mental design of the West. The paradigmatic attitude through this design rejects any suspicion of mind towards it and Descartes is only a model for this attitude.