The Nature of Knowledge and Morality: Discussion of Theories of Descartes, Hume, Kant and Nietzsche

the existence of known objects, rationalism relates to a mathematical deduction as its theoretical base while empiricism relies on scientific induction (Radical, 2001). Rene Descartes (1596-1650) is the philosopher most

Descartes’ Cogito Argument

he will never bring it about that I am nothing so long as I think that I am something. So after considering everything very thoroughly, I must finally conclude that

Rene Descartes/ The Evil Demon

is still whole. This train of thought, in turn, caused him to postulate that he might have been deceived by some "evil genius," who influenced his senses to provide

Benjamin's Argument Against Descartes

reality. This system of checks and balances helps to equalize what man truly knows and that which he thinks he knows, serving as "forever an inherent aspiration of the

I Sleep, Therefore I Dream - An Ethereal Encounter Between Hume & Descartes

of the book. The man had read the book many times over, but was convinced that no number of readings of Descartes words could ever produce a clear understanding,


Speaking of this joke, however, would the context of "I drink, therefore I am," then have the same certainty and impact that Descartes offers as "I think, therefore

Descartes: The Cogito and Communication With Other Minds and Corporealities of Extension

which the Steps attempt to establish. Consequently, Descartes has presented a number of philosophical problems, among the most interesting of course is the mind-body problem, which have captivated the

Descartes and Armstrong's Views Compared

the mind is complex and is used for a variety of things. It is something quite functional and definable biologically, but there is a suggestion of a spiritual nature. There

Descartes' "Meditations": Mind/Body Distinction

leading one to come to the ultimate conclusion that the mind is really distinct from ones body by applying his theory of the Other Mind. II. THE OTHER MIND

Cartesian Mind/Body Dualism

separate and different from each other. While Descartes acknowledges that the body and the mind/soul are intimately conjoined, in Meditation IV, he argues that his identity is completely contained


or less a clean slate. From what can be determined, though both Hume and Locke were empiricists, they differed in their interpretation of how experience shapes humankind. Descartes also believed

Berkeley and Descartes on Knowledge & Reality

traces the major philosophical trends regarding knowledge between Descartes and Berkeley, and with primary purpose of differentiating the views of Berkeley and Descartes toward knowledge and God. Descartes posited

Locke And Descartes: Knowledge

knowledge. Step one is that of other minds, a concept I define as the very essence of spiritual and physical being, inasmuch as individuals must travel various avenues in

Truth in Descartes’ Second Meditation

of metaphysics in a very direct way in that epistemology tells us how certain we can be of metaphysical assumptions about the nature of reality. In Descartes work, he takes

Descartes and "The Matrix"

he went on to demonstrate why the things he believed were in fact true, but he started from a position of doubt. The movie does the same thing: it leaves