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

A Discussion on Descartes's First Mediation

are here or there, or they do not. Yet, the question at hand is that even if one accepts Descartess premise that does not necessarily mean that no level of

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


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

An Evaluation of Descartes' Dualism

himself ("Rene," 2005). Here, the argument surrounds the idea of personhood and what is means to be a particular human being. People are not like peas or grapes. They are

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

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

"The Dream of Descartes" by Jacques Maritain

God, was not a true form of philosophical thought, for all philosophical thought should include the understanding of Gods participation in mankinds existence. Now, this, it should be understood, is

Descartes' Method applied to literary texts

attitudes towards their culture, is not therefore considered as entirely accurate, but deliberately structured to as to present a particular viewpoint. In addition, the best of the authors thoughts does

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

Knowledge: Aquinas and Descartes

as that A is A or 2+2=4" (Philosophy). It is interesting to note, however, that Aquinas also saw faith, as well as reason, as ways of knowing, or obtaining

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

The Significance of the Dreaming Argument

does exist! Still, how do people really know that their lives are "real" and that the entire world does not revolve around them? Descartess dreaming argument likely suggests more than

Descartes's Dreaming Argument

they wake up. However, such questions surface in philosophy and it seems as if seeing is not always believing. After all, there are optical illusions. Often, people see things and