Descartes and Sartre/Differences in Philosophy

life" (Ree 206). In contract to the scientific subjectivity of Descartes Enlightenment, which ushered in the modern scientific era, this philosophy stated that subjectivity was simply to experience the

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/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

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

What is Philosophy?

philosophy provides an avenue of contemplation for everyone and helps one to address the larger questions such as why do human beings exist and what is morality? Existence looms

Sartre, Descartes and The Matrix

ideas and the design and manufacturing processes, comes before the knife is actually in existence.

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

Critics of Descartes' Rationalism

have experienced this phenomenon. They perceive something one way or another and it turns out to be wrong. Descartes bases his outcome on pure logic. He uses reason. There are

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


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 / 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?

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 and Siddhartha/A Comparison

spiritual realm and the physical realm can never be completely separated. Descartes addresses the spiritual realm in his speculations as to the way in which God interacts with his

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

Plato & Descartes/On Philosophy

of life, which is the nature of reality, and in either case, this leads the philosopher in question to consider the existence of God and the immorality of the