Source of Knowledge: Aristotle and Descartes

old, and nature is not static. The natural world changes and evolves, as does knowledge. Forms are important for the definition that

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

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

Benjamin's Argument Against Descartes

reality. This system of checks and balances helps to equalize what man truly knows and that which he thinks he knows, serving as "forever an inherent aspiration of the

Descartes and the Philosophy of Knowledge

tries to clarify his initial intent. It is suggested that the friend is just simply asking too much of the concept of knowledge. He says that the word is

Berkeley and Descartes on Knowledge & Reality

traces the major philosophical trends regarding knowledge between Descartes and Berkeley, and with primary purpose of differentiating the views of Berkeley and Descartes toward knowledge and God. Descartes posited

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

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


But before comparing and contrasting these two philosophies, it would be a good idea to define them both.

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

Descartes' Views on Knowledge

Cartesian Cogito, or the premise "I think. Therefore I am," to some extent dissolves skepticism. At the same time, anyone who contemplates the statement in all its meaning may still

Locke And Descartes: Knowledge

knowledge. Step one is that of other minds, a concept I define as the very essence of spiritual and physical being, inasmuch as individuals must travel various avenues in

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

Descartes and Siddhartha/A Comparison

spiritual realm and the physical realm can never be completely separated. Descartes addresses the spiritual realm in his speculations as to the way in which God interacts with his