The Nature of Knowledge and Morality: Discussion of Theories of Descartes, Hume, Kant and Nietzsche

the existence of known objects, rationalism relates to a mathematical deduction as its theoretical base while empiricism relies on scientific induction (Radical, 2001). Rene Descartes (1596-1650) is the philosopher most

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/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’ Meditation Number Six and the Mind-Body Distinction

conjectures. The Sixth Meditation In his Sixth Meditation, which is titled "Of the Existence of Things Material, and of the Real Distinction Between the Mind and Body of Man,"

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


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

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,

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’ 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

Hume, Berkeley and Descartes: Struggling with Reality

of actual contact with the real, material world, or in fact to know the real, material world at all (Berkeley 61). He also stresses that natural laws or principles, such

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


dream"(Descartes 2003). This thinking leads Descartes to reason that he has taken for granted a great deal. What really seems to bend his mind is the fact that

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

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 and "The Matrix"

he went on to demonstrate why the things he believed were in fact true, but he started from a position of doubt. The movie does the same thing: it leaves