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Unity, Being, and Becoming According to the Philosophers

can compare this to how humans contemplate form. It is not easy. If one stretches the allegory and sees it as symbolic of humans o...

Nursing and Knowledge

led to alter his position. The old philosophers gave much attention to the issue of knowledge and epistemology. Aristotle ...

Scientific Philosophies, Realism, and Antirealism

Therefore, realities for these individuals would logically be at a variance. Francis Bacon, considered the father of modern scie...

Reality Concept and Rene Descartes' Philosophy

until midmorning began as a result of his ill health (Gaukroger, 1997). The education he received here, which lasted until 1612 se...

How Rene Descartes Used Principles, Definitions, and Deductive Reasoning to Argue that God Exists

idea that nothing comes from nothing. Reality in itself must come from a cause that is at least equal if not more so than its effe...

Radical Doubt in the Philosophy of Rene Descartes

philosophy" was intent on raising philosophical debate above the aesthetic and theological interests which had held it captive for...

Skepticism and Knowledge According to John Locke

their Doubts, and to confirm them at last in a perfect Skepticism" (47). Locke...

Reality and Knowledge and Descartes and Berkeley

think, therefore I am" (Frost 2550. From this Descartes reasoned a body of ideas that he did not believe could be disputed, as th...

Marxist Class Concept and Overdetermination

In seven pages this paper examines the overdetermination theory in a consideration of the Marxist class concept with the division ...

Philosophical Empiricism and Rationalism

In two pages this report examines the Empiricism characterized by the philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke and the rationa...

Philosophers and Personal Responsibility

In five pages this paper examines the philosophies of Rene Descartes and Plato in a consideration of the mind and the soul, which ...

Reality According to the Philosophy of Rene 'I Think, Therefore I Am' Descartes

In five pages this paper discusses how Descartes' philosophy of reality is presented in the 1641 publication of The Meditations. ...

Mind and Body Dualist Philosophy and Rene Descartes' Psychology

considering them in De homine, and proposing that there was some kind of interaction between the two, Descartes provided a more cl...

'Ghost in the Machine' and Rene Descartes

In a paper consisting of five pages Rene Descartes' life, philosophy particularly Cartesian Dualism, and whether or not it is curr...

Historical and Cultural Perspectives on William James' and Rene Descartes' Philosophies

In two pages this paper considers what impact history and culture had on the philosophies of William James and Rene Descartes. Tw...

Cartesian Thought and Gilbert Ryle

In five pages this research paper contrasts and compares 16th century mind concepts of Rene Descartes and 20th century counterpart...

Knowledge and Philosophy

This paper examines how philosophers David Hume, Plato, and Rene Descartes define knowledge in three pages with the cave allegory ...

Descartes and the Mind-Body Problem

ideas and moods. Also, the desire for immortality may be attached to the brain. This idea paints the human being as nothing more t...

Rene Descartes, Philosophy and Psychology

work on the dual nature of man, which puts him firmly in the camp of philosophers. But he also had a tremendous influence on psych...

'Good Life' and the Philosophies of Albert Camus, Rene Descartes, and Plato

"I easily understand that, if some body exists, with which my mind is so conjoined and united as to be able, as it were, to consid...

Dreaming and Descartes' First Meditation

of his faculties he created the hyperbolic doubt. Hyperbolic doubt is when one sets aside the information gained by any sense that...

Philosophy and Doubt of Rene Descartes

In five pages this paper discusses how doubt and reality is understood by philosopher Rene Descartes with his argument flaws also ...

Searle's Disagreement with the Mind Philosophy of Rene Descartes

In six pages Descartes' arguments regarding reality and existence as revealed in Meditations are examined along with Searle's obje...

Knowledge and the Philosophies of Immanuel Kant, David Hume, Baruch Spinoza, and Rene Descartes

In six pages this paper examines how knowledge theories are philosophically conceptualized by Kant, Hume, Spinoza, and Descartes. ...

Knowledge and First Truth According to Descartes' Meditations

This research report examines ideas by Descartes and internal aspects of one's being are explored. True knowledge is one concept h...

Educational Philosophies of Rene Descartes

In five pages Descartes' philosophies regarding education are discussed and whether or not there is any evidence of them in the co...

God, Nature, and Human Knowledge and the Philosophies of John Locke and Rene Descartes

what Descartes believed to be the existence of humanity and humanitys understanding of what knowledge truly is. In a comparison of...

The Philosophies of David Hume and Rene Descartes Applied to the Abortion Issue

This, he asserted, was mans freedom of the will, in which people are able to determine their own choices, rather than be automatic...

Philosophy According to Rene Descartes and Plato

trial for treason and his thoughts prior to his execution. These are the Apology, the Crito and the Phaedo, which is an account of...

Melting Beeswax and the Philosophy of Rene Descartes

In five pages Descartes' Second Meditation is explored in terms of his analysis of what the perception of melting beeswax would be...