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,

"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

Does the Cartesian Cogito Dissolve Skepticism?

to Descartes. To Descartes, skepticism is defeated ("Descartes: Starting," 2003). What is believed is that even though there can be challenges to skepticism, there is one part of human


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’ 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

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

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

Knowledge According to Hume and Descartes

are no such signs, he does not know if he is dreaming or not and finally, the last statement in the proof is a conclusion that suggests that he does

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


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

The Implications of Descartes's Meditations

Ren? Descartess Meditations to some extent helps to explain life, but they are as confusing as they are profound. One example of how confusing the meditations can be comes from

Descartes' First Meditation

an "endless labor"; "but, as the removal from below of the foundation necessarily involves the downfall of the whole edifice, I will at once approach the criticism of the principles

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

Rene Descartes’ Method of Systematic Doubt Described in “Meditations I”

doubt or "method of systematic doubt," which was comprised of sense doubt, dream doubt and demon doubt. This was Descartes way of distinguishing between real and unreal, or perhaps

The Importance of the Painter Analogy

does not know if he is dreaming or not and finally, the last statement in the proof is a conclusion that says that he does not know whether or not