National Philosophy Day: Plato, Descartes and Wittgenstein on Proving God

machine was activated and the first man to step for was Plato. Looking at the surroundings with great bewilderment, Grier related the story of his progression into the present,

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 Proof For The Existence Of God

He discusses this in terms of its truth even in the face of the omnipotent, evil demon (Descartes, 1995). He basically says that the demon cannot make him nothing as

Descartes’ Deductive Reasoning, Definitions and Principles Used to Argue the Existence of God

of the idea of God (also infinite reality) and therefore God exists. His stepped process of deductive reasoning begins with the assumption "Ex

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

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

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

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?


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

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

Rene Descartes and the "Evil Demon" Argument

arguments ...). However, if science rests on things of the mind and not the senses, then it is necessary to show that things we learn through our senses can be

Plato, Descartes And Camus: Philosophy And The Good Life

wonder, then, that Descartes had no kind regard for those things that were based solely in philosophical superstition or folly, inasmuch as his contention was that the only things worthy

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/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

The Philosophy of Descartes and the Idea of Reality

may be seen as a result of both his own intellect and also facilitated by his education. Rene Descartes was born in 1596 in La Haye, which has now had