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

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,"

Criticisms of Cartesian Dualism in the 20th Century

and our longing to be reunited with them" (p. NA). This provides the foundation for the belief that mind and soul are essentially separate in many ways, for the

Cartesian Mind/Body Interactionism And Spinoza's Dual-Aspect Monism: Compare/Contrast

at last seal the overwhelming gap that existed between thought and action in the Cartesian viewpoint. It was through his writings that Spinoza exercised the possibility that all thought

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

Does the Cartesian Cogito Dissolve Skepticism?

to Descartes. To Descartes, skepticism is defeated ("Descartes: Starting," 2003). What is believed is that even though there can be challenges to skepticism, there is one part of human

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


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

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

Descartes: The Cogito and Communication With Other Minds and Corporealities of Extension

which the Steps attempt to establish. Consequently, Descartes has presented a number of philosophical problems, among the most interesting of course is the mind-body problem, which have captivated the

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’ 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

Did Descartes Question His Own Thought Process?

claims that while Descartes is a skeptic, how might one know that the power of reason is working correctly? The student asks: "If he is trying to doubt everything why

Descartes’ Meditations: “I Think Therefore I Am” and Voluntarism

Think Therefore I Am Many people ask what Descartes meant by his remark "Cogito, ergo sum." And, there are many ways to examine the exact meaning of this particular phrase.

Descartes Meditation VI

that our bodily sensations arent that beings thoughts? Descartes starts his discourse by considering the nature of the body. He says that he realized he has a