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Rene Descartes and the "Evil Demon" Argument

do know for certain that objects exist, we must know of them through the mind and not the senses (Important arguments ...). Desca...

Augustine, Aurelius And Guibert

Plato and Anselm . He talks about seeking truth and wisdom consistently throughout the text. For Augustine, "Truth is one, and Go...

Knowledge As Viewed by Rene Descartes

it is thought to be an intuition in respect to "ones own reality" (2003). It is in essence "an expression of the indubitability of...

Rene Descartes' Dualism of Mind and Body

"wears" but has nothing to do with the actual internal identity of the individual. The British philosopher Gilbert Rye referred to...

Mechanical Philosophy's Changes and Important Elements

dominated by Aristotelianism (McMullen, 2002). Due to the dominance of Aristotelianism, the idea of mechanical philosophy did not...

Evaluating the Dualism of Rene Descartes

body but the are not only of the body ("Rene," 2005). The mind controls these things. Mind also cannot be "thought without it thin...

Dream Argument of Rene Descartes

entire world does not revolve around them? Descartess dreaming argument likely suggests more than ones inability to determine whet...

Healing the Body and Mind with Yoga

This 3 page paper gives an explanation of how meditation can help healing. This paper includes the practice of meditation for heal...

Present and Future Significance of Meditation

components of our existence. From a historical perspective meditation has played a tremendously important role even in the United...

History of Vipassana Meditation

apply to all of them. First, in the Buddhist tradition, there is no charge for any part of the program. Hosts not only do not ch...

History and Practice of Zen Meditation

beginning of all things--the Buddha. And for those in a hurry --there developed the satori-- or sudden enlightenment. It was often...

Proving God's Existence with the Philosophies of Wittgenstein, Descartes, and Plato

argued that this is true, Plato, but let us bring forth two other philosophers to create a better atmosphere for this discourse. ...

Descartes and Heidegger in Samuel Beckett's Rockaby

In five pages this paper discusses how the philosophies of Descartes and Heidegger manifest themselves in this short story by Samu...

Excessive Skepticism and David Hume

able to determine their own choices, rather than be automatically programmed for response. The student might surmise that o...

Psychology and Its Philosophical Foundations

In five pages psychology and the foundations laid by philosophy are examined in a discussion of Herodotus, Socrates, Aquinas, Lock...

Contrasting and Comparing Descartes and Locke

occurred. One of the only things that one can find to argue about Locke is that he eventually becomes as inflexible as the rest o...

Sixteenth Through Seventeenth Centuries' Scientific Concepts

upon life are not likely to be duplicated in the near future. Indeed, the praise for such progression during these two periods ca...

Symbolism and Theme of Plato's Allegory of the Cave

attempt to free themselves. What he has realized is that what they had seen all along on the wall of the cave were mere representa...

Philosophy and On Independent Thought Q and A

They are, instead, robot-like in that they do what they are told and do not question the validity of the teachings. Instead, peopl...

The Mind/Body Problem

infinite substance: God, "the universal essence or nature of everything that exists" (Wozniak, 1995). Spinoza (1997) persevered a...

Transcending Daily Life Through Meditation

In one page this paper examines how daily life can be transcended through meditation with the Buddhist example of Prince Siddharth...

Philosophy as the Practice of Death by Plato as Evaluated by Descartes

This research report looks at how Descartes would feel about Plato's ideas. Would he agree with Plato in his ideas about death? Th...

Comparative Analysis of the Philosophies of Galileo, Descartes, and St. Augustine on Science and Religion

In five pages this report contrasts and compares these scholars views on science and religion. Three sources are cited in the bib...

Phillips/Socrates Cafe

pundits or the mainstream media happen to be handing out at the moment. This is a process that rekindles a "child-like--but by no ...

Philosophy of Doubt and Renee Descartes

This paper considers how Descartes used doubt to prove his own existence. There are three sources in this five page paper. ...

Reason According to Descartes and Hume

This research report looks at Hume and Descartes and their ideas about reason. It is claimed that Hume minimized the use of reason...

Bertrand Russell and 'A Priori Knowledge'

In one page this paper explains Russell's The Problems of Philosophy in which he discusses how a priori knowledge exists and emplo...

Four Noble Truths, Meditation, and Buddhism

In two pages the Four Noble Truths and how meditation fits into these beliefs are discussed in an examination of Buddhism, with th...

Western Medicine and Metaphysical Medicine

In forty five pages this paper presents a literature review in which the incorporation of eastern medical practices including t'ai...

Altered States of Consciousness, A Personal Account

This paper provides the student with an example essay that describes the writer's personal experience in regards to dreaming, dayd...