Rene Descartes/Meditation III

thing that thinks" (Descartes, 2001). He affirms that he is a thinking being who is capable of doubt and affirmation, denial and knowledge. He is certain that he thinks and

The Importance of the Painter Analogy

does not know if he is dreaming or not and finally, the last statement in the proof is a conclusion that says that he does not know whether or not

Malcolm's Analysis of Descartes' Dreaming Argument

not dreaming. Using deductive reasoning, one would have to agree that the argument is valid. The argument is not necessarily sound though because people do know that they are

Descartes' First Meditation

an "endless labor"; "but, as the removal from below of the foundation necessarily involves the downfall of the whole edifice, I will at once approach the criticism of the principles

God Does Exist

acknowledges the fact that at times he acknowledges the truth and reality of a tangible thing, or an emotion or a feeling and then later he finds out that his

Descartes/Meditation III

can be sure. As he begins Meditation III, Descartes describes himself as "a thing that thinks." While Descartes grants that what he perceives or imagines may be nothing apart

The First and Second Meditations of Descartes

consider whether this implies that what he perceives through sensory data can also be considered as true. He begins the First Meditation by stating 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

Rene Descartes/Proofs of God in Meditations

Meditations demonstrates how Descartes went about reconciling the existence of God to what he observed about the unreliability of his senses and the nature of reality. Descartes states that

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

Rene Descartes/Proving God Exists

"innate, some adventitious and others to be formed (or invented)" by himself, as he reasons that he has the "power of understanding...from no other source than my own nature" (Descartes).

Descartes / First Meditation

doubt about that knowledge. It is a matter of taking an absolute position and stripping it of its dogmatic stand and imposing the question on it: What else is possible?

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,

Descartes and the Mind-Body Distinctness

the separation of body and mind are indeed just beliefs or whether there is indeed such a separation. He recognizes, in other words, that it is indeed possible for

The Implications of Descartes's Meditations

Ren? Descartess Meditations to some extent helps to explain life, but they are as confusing as they are profound. One example of how confusing the meditations can be comes from