O.K. Bouwsma/ Descartes' Evil Genius

deceived" (86). In the first of these stories, Bouwsma says that the evil genius changed everything in the world into paper, but that paper, itself, he left unchanged. One

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

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’ 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

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

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

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

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

"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

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 and the Mind-Body Problem

and soul as connected and not separate. Some claim that the brain is really responsible for everything that occurs at the point of death. There have been studies done to


is real. If it were not, it would not hold up my body". According to Descartes a human being used his facilities to gain knowledge of his own world. No


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: 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