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 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

Rene Descartes’ Cognito “I Think Therefore I Am” and Refuting the Argument it Presents

that is the basis of the universe. For example, Cartesian science has failed to help in the development of intelligent machines and the

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

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,

Truth in Descartes’ Second Meditation

of metaphysics in a very direct way in that epistemology tells us how certain we can be of metaphysical assumptions about the nature of reality. In Descartes work, he takes

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' "Meditations": Mind/Body Distinction

leading one to come to the ultimate conclusion that the mind is really distinct from ones body by applying his theory of the Other Mind. II. THE OTHER MIND


is real. If it were not, it would not hold up my body". According to Descartes a human being used his facilities to gain knowledge of his own world. No

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

Descartes's Dreaming Argument

they wake up. However, such questions surface in philosophy and it seems as if seeing is not always believing. After all, there are optical illusions. Often, people see things and

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

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

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 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