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 COMPARISON/CONTRAST OF LOCKE AND DESCARTES

or less a clean slate. From what can be determined, though both Hume and Locke were empiricists, they differed in their interpretation of how experience shapes humankind. Descartes also believed

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

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

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/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 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

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

Substance Dualism: Descartes, Spinoza and Berkeley

Behind Descartes (1960) principle is the concept of being in touch with such internal aspects as beliefs, ideas, reasoning, hopes, thoughts, memories and temperament, inasmuch as he argued

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 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

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

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

Descartes, Skeptical Challenge, an Argument

an animal, a dog, or a cat, perhaps? Do animals have the capacity for thought? Animals may choose to do one thing or another. They come when