Who am I?

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Who am I?

Do we really live in a single reality or universe, or do we live in many realities that connect to this one existence? This essay will argue the theories, concepts and ideas of who we are in this world and reality. By discussing the points that we are genuine living beings, that are not figments of someone or something else’s mind, we are not copies of something that is eternal or in another reality. We along with everything we see, hear, touch ,taste and smell is in this one reality, not two, or three or a hundred, just one reality. What I mean when I say this is that we only live in one reality or one world. An example of this could be how we live on planet Earth, we only live on Earth we don’t live on other planets such as Mars, or Venus.

Known as the father of modern philosophy, Rene Descartes created the world renowned theory “I think, therefore I am”. Descartes came up with this theory when he tried to consider what really existed and what did not. He came to three major truths, the first being that he exists because he thinks the second that God exists and the third that external objects exist. God must exist because the idea of an all powerful being must have only come from God, therefore God exists. Finally we receive impressions of physical objects and perception may deceive us. Does God want to deceive us? No, because he is perfect, and he wouldn’t do that. Therefore, external objects must also exist. When Descartes came up with these three truths he was questioning what was real, he doubted everything because there was no certain answer to anything except the three truths he was certain of. Since Descartes questioned reality he came up with the three truths, which made him certain that ...

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