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  • Cartesian Theory

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    Descartes pursuit of understanding the mind-body problem eventually led to the Cartesian theory; build on the principle that mind and body are respectively different. This school of thought is built on the concept that the body occupies space while the mind doesn’t. Material properties are transformed to the imagining, because once things become structured the outcome are properties, which are the elements that make them up. Previously only material, when properties become combined they become emotional

  • The Cartesian Circle is Wrong

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    evidence, my view of why the Cartesian circle is wrong and why I believe that Descartes was trying to make the point that God must exist in order for him or us to even have the clear and distinct perception to dwell on the idea of God, an idea that only God himself created. I hope this solves the issue of the Cartesian circle and hopefully strengthens Descartes argument of how the circle is false and he was maybe just misunderstood. My claim will stand that the Cartesian circle was just a big misunderstanding

  • Cartesian Interactionism Theory

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    Cartesian Interactionism paper Cartesian Interactionism is the theory that we are composed of two kinds of things. Both the Religious argument and the Knowledge argument suggest and agree that we are made up of more than just a physical shell, that we have an immortal part of us. Yet, the Mind-Body problem and the Overdetermination argument argues that this is certainly not possible. The Cartesian Interactionism belief is a plausible view of the connection between mind and the body. Cartesian Interactionism

  • Argument For Cartesian Skepticism

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    think that Putnam is correct. “If you cannot be sure that you are not a brain in a vat, then you cannot rule out the possibility of all of your beliefs about the external world being false.” (Bruekner, 2004) I believe that the best argument for Cartesian Skepticism is the brain in a vat argument. In this argument, they explain that you could actually just be a brain that is hooked up to a computer program that simulates experiences of the outside world, all experiences are fed to you through this

  • Cartesian Dualism Analysis

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    Rene Descartes wrote an intriguing text, titled, The Discourse of the Method. Descartes main focus was idea of Cartesian Dualism. This philosophy is based on the notion that there are two kinds of opposing foundations, the mind, res cogitio and the physical body, res extensa. The mind is defined as a mental phenomena and non-physical entity that contains mental properties such as experience and memories. The body is outlined as having physical properties such as weight and size, and operates like

  • Analysis Of The Cartesian Circle

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    problematic issue for Descartes is the Cartesian Circle. Even though Descartes believes he solves his problem, many to this day still don’t believe he came to the conclusion he believed he did. Overall, I do not think Descartes properly rescued this problem due to in accurate definitions and lack of distinction and details. This problem begins with Descartes need to get rid of this evil demon that could potential deceive us. This evil demon came about from the Cartesian Doubt method, where Descartes finds

  • Analysis Of The Cartesian Circle

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    In Descartes’s meditations, people point out that Cartesian Circle exists. However, although the argument for Cartesian Circle seems to be true, I believe this not to be the case. In this essay, I am going to first introduce the Cartesian Circle in Descartes’s argument, and then try to show why the circular reasoning is actually not what it appears to be. In the third meditation, Descartes uses the claim “whatever I perceive very clearly and distinctly is true” as a premise to prove the existence

  • The Cartesian Doubt Experiment and Mathematics

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    The Cartesian Doubt Experiment and Mathematics ABSTRACT: The view that Descartes called mathematical propositions into doubt as he impugned all beliefs concerning common-sense ontology by assuming that all beliefs derive from perception seems to rest on the presupposition that the Cartesian problem of doubt concerning mathematics is an instance of the problem of doubt concerning existence of substances. I argue that the problem is not 'whether I am counting actual objects or empty images,' but

  • Cartesian Dualism and Gilbert Ryle

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    Over the years, many philosophers have tried to answer the elusive mind-body problem. There has been a wide range of approaches to comprehend this matter, but perhaps none as renowned as Cartesian dualism. This theory, proposed by René Descartes in the early seventeenth century, is still central to modern metaphysical discourse. His teachings through the Meditations have been both revered and scrutinized, and still have withstood many other’s attempts to disprove them. One of his biggest critics

  • Are Spinozistic Ideas Cartesian Judgements?

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    Are Spinozistic Ideas Cartesian Judgements? Abstract Some commentators of Spinoza maintain that Spinozistic ideas are judgements. I shall call this view the common interpretation, since it is popular to interpret Spinoza as reacting against Descartes’s theory of ideas and accordingly consider Spinozistic ideas not as Cartesian ideas, but as Cartesian judgements. The clearest difference between Descartes and Spinoza here is that whereas Descartes thought that ideas are passive, Spinoza thought