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

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

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

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).

René Descartes Philosophy of Dualism

that while it is easy for the mind to comprehend a chiliagon, which is a shape of 1,000 sides, it is impossible for the bodys senses to do so because

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

Descartes and the Philosophy of Knowledge

tries to clarify his initial intent. It is suggested that the friend is just simply asking too much of the concept of knowledge. He says that the word is

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?

Descartes/Third Meditation & Existence of God

God, a divine Creator. Not surprisingly, Descartes goes about his proof by analyzing the nature of human thought, which he has already shown will be the bedrock of his epistemological

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

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

Rene Descartes' Inquiry into the Senses

transcendence. Interestingly, many will read his arguments, which are admittedly logical and wonder whether or not they exist in the universe or whether they are something that has been artificially