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

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’ 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’ 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

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/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/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

Rene Descartes’ Meditation Number Six and the Mind-Body Distinction

conjectures. The Sixth Meditation In his Sixth Meditation, which is titled "Of the Existence of Things Material, and of the Real Distinction Between the Mind and Body of Man,"

DESCARTES AND THE PHYSICAL REALM

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

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,

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

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 and "The Matrix"

he went on to demonstrate why the things he believed were in fact true, but he started from a position of doubt. The movie does the same thing: it leaves

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

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