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

Descartes and Armstrong's Views Compared

the mind is complex and is used for a variety of things. It is something quite functional and definable biologically, but there is a suggestion of a spiritual nature. There

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,

DECARTES, PLATO AND SENSATION RELATED TO KNOWLEDGE

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

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

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

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

The Science and Skepticism in Descartes' Meditations

proves what science cannot. It goes beyond science in a sense. Descartes searches for a way to classify things and express them and is not really looking for answers

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

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

"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' 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

Rene Descartes' Inquiry into the Senses

transcendence. Interestingly, many will read his arguments, which are admittedly logical and wonder whether or not they exist in the universe or whether they are something that has been artificially