Rene Descartes

Methodic Doubt of Rene Descartes

The great Aristotle once taught that “all men desire to know”. Sometime later, the learned Rene Descartes would respond in saying: “I have always had an extreme desire to learn how to distinguish the true from the false” (cited in Lavine, 1982, p. 92). Herein one needs to appreciate the great contribution of Descartes to […]

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Life of Rene Descartes

In the scholarly world there are great men and women that construct this world. In this regard therefore Rene Descartes is amongst those worth to be appreciated in the academic arena today because of his scholarly contributions. He was born on 31st March, 1596 at La Haye in France (1) by Jeanne Brochard his mother […]

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Descartes’ Mind-Body Dualism

The start of the Scientific Revolution heralded many changes concerning different viewpoints on knowledge. The breakaway from the medieval ages and the gradual rediscovery of classical ideas from the Renaissance period gave rise to the analytical systems of thought regarding individual existence, the philosophy of the mind, and eventually, through rationalism, the formation of the […]

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Dualism and Determinism

It is now 21st century and people are yet to conclude the debate over the ideas that Rene Descartes, the denizen of the French philosophers, raised in 17th century through his philosophical works like “A Discourse on Method” or “The Meditations”. Through them he set out to determine the limits of human reason as means […]

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