Descartes: A Concept Dualism

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This week in class dealt with a concept Dualism. Specifically Descartes Dualism. Another interesting topic for this week. Dualism is a very old concept that came from Greece. At that time, most Greeks had the perception that the soul of a man was different from their body itself and both the soul and body had no type of connection to each other. The body was seen as a prison for the soul. Descartes was an interesting fellow because like most people should do in life, he questioned and doubted most things in his life that could not be for certain. Descartes doubted the universe, people and even himself. The body that he was in his existence. Descartes believed that it could have been possible that he was just dreaming about his existence and…show more content…
Just that fact he was unsure if he was dreaming or awake tells that he is definitely in a doubting state of mind. If he was to doubt only means that he's thinking. Because he can think, says that he is a thinking being. So, the expression " I think therefore I am does summarize the philosophy of Descartes. Many of his contemporaries who believed that they should doubt everything and all, Descartes believed that it's not plausible to doubt everything in reality but only come to a true knowledge of understanding for…show more content…
I think that if a person is aware that they are thinking, feeling, make assumptions and draw conclusions then of course that the person is awake and is not dreaming. Descartes, on different occasions, he believed himself to be awake when in fact he was just dreaming. I think that it is crazy for someone to say that one cannot tell the difference between if they were awake or dreaming. Of course, it is not possible to say that someone is awake when they are really sleeping because if they are reflecting or thinking, then they are not sleeping. It's not impossible for someone to start thinking while being asleep. When a person starts to feel sensations that he feels cannot be dreaming. Feelings of pain and pleasure are sensations that are manifested when a person is awake not
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