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

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,

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

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

DESCARTES AND THE PHYSICAL REALM

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/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

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?

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

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

Source of Knowledge: Aristotle and Descartes

old, and nature is not static. The natural world changes and evolves, as does knowledge. Forms are important for the definition that

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: Radical Doubt

"As I desired to devote myself wholly to the . . . search for truth, I thought that I should . . . reject as absolutely false anything of which

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