Life and Philosophy of Rene Descartes

Rene Descartes is one of the great thinkers who have ever lived. This has made to be the founder of the modern philosophy. Descartes was born on March 31st, 1596 in a town known as La Haye in France. He was born of Joachim Descartes and Jeanne Brochard. His was left motherless only one year […]

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Descartes and Gods Existence

Decartes is one of the greatest phylosophers of the 17th century. He made radical turning of the mind by the critics of traditional culture, physolophy and scientific legacy, and nominated new principals, new type of knowledge, that is focused not on existence and God, but on human and rational beginning. Discourse on the Method of […]

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Descartes’ Mind-Body Problem

In Meditations I, Descartes conceives that he is “A thinking thing,” and this is based on his reasoning that there must be something that exists that is producing the meditations that arise in his awareness (Descartes 137). Descartes maintains that this reasoning solves the initial doubts that were addressed in Meditation I. He then becomes […]

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Descartes and Skepticism

When you know something you not only have an opinion, but that opinion is true; that is, it coincides with reality. When you merely believe something but not know it, then it is possible that what you believe is not true but only exists in your mind. (Stewart & Blocker 170) How can we know […]

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