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Discusses Descartes' theories and those of T. Nagel. Descartes' mind/body concept and his theory of dualism. The mind as an identity separate from the physical body. The Descartesian meaning of "the real you." Weakness of his theory regarding mind-body interrelationship. Nagel's three philosophical problems: doubt, special difficulties such as death, and attitudes toward nonexistence (posthumous and prenatal).
Descartes said Cogito, ergo sum. A better translation that that one usually provided tends to mean: I can reason, therefore I am a living person. But,... more
4 pages | 3 sources | 11 citations | APA citation style

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His ontological argument (a priori) and 'a posteriori demonstration of God's existence. Concept of perfection. Proofs of God's existence. Examining the reality of God. Descartes' belief in God the Giver and Creator. Free will of man as proof. Differences between existence of God & essence of God. Flaws in Descartes' reasoning.
Descartes and God
“More consequences for thought and action follow from the affirmation or denial of God than from answering any other... more
4 pages | 3 sources | 10 citations | MLA citation style

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Discusses how human beings know what they know. Compares views of Rene Descartes and John Locke. Descartes view of human consciousness, knowledge of reality and existence. Concept of innate ideas. Locke's view of an extended reality perceived by the senses.
The question of the source of human consciousness has been present in philosophy from its earliest stages, and contrasting views of how human beings... more
3 pages | 2 sources | 5 citations | MLA citation style

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His attempts to resolve key philosophical questions. "Do I exist?" and "Does God exist?" His justification of the existence of God. Descartes' line of linear thinking. His cause and effect argument. His use of thought to justify his own existence and the existence of God.
René Descartes, in his “Meditations on First Philosophy” endeavors to resolve the most enduring philosophical questions ever to challenge man,... more
6 pages | 1 sources | 15 citations | MLA citation style

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Discusses Descartes' theory that mind & body are 2 distinct entities.
Dualism has become so associated with René Descartes that it is usually referred to as Cartesian dualism, as if this were the defining approach to... more
6 pages | 1 sources | 3 citations | MLA citation style

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Analyzes philosopher's development of theory of rational reality based on meditation on a lump of wax.
The purpose of this research is to examine the section of Descartes's Meditations in which he develops a theory of mind by means of meditation upon a... more
9 pages | 2 sources | 16 citations | MLA citation style

Price: $60.00

Examines ideas of dualism of mind & body, doubt & knowledge, the senses, consciousness & dreams, methodology, rationalism & the probable.
Dualism has become so associated with René Descartes that it is usually referred to as Cartesian dualism, as if this were the... more
15 pages | 9 sources | 16 citations | MLA citation style

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Analyzes rationalist's ideas on experience, senses, the mind, truth, doubt.
The problem of knowledge is a key one in philosophy, asking as it does whether there is anything we can really know and whether what we know can be... more
6 pages | 5 sources | 8 citations | MLA citation style

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Summary & critique of rationalist's thoughts on reality, doubt, existence, God, mind/body duality.
Descartes, Rene, Meditations on First Philosophy. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1979.
Descartes' place in the history of philosophy is solid because... more
7 pages | 1 sources | 14 citations | TURABIAN citation style

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Analyzes philosopher's "Second Meditation" on doubt, existence, mind vs. body, God, errors of perception.
Rene Descartes, in the "Second Meditation" from his Meditations on First Philosophy, declares that there is one proposition that he cannot conceivably... more
5 pages | 1 sources | 12 citations | MLA citation style

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