Cartesian Mind/Body Dualism

separate and different from each other. While Descartes acknowledges that the body and the mind/soul are intimately conjoined, in Meditation IV, he argues that his identity is completely contained

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

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

HOW DOUBT HAS CHANGED THE WORLD

is the basis of which more research is conducted in order to verify and prove something to be true. This is how research is conducted - hypotheses are introduced and

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

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,

Plato & Descartes/On Philosophy

of life, which is the nature of reality, and in either case, this leads the philosopher in question to consider the existence of God and the immorality of the

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

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

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

The Significance of the Dreaming Argument

does exist! Still, how do people really know that their lives are "real" and that the entire world does not revolve around them? Descartess dreaming argument likely suggests more than