In this session from my Fall 2011 Introduction to Philosophy class at Marist College, we begin our foray into Descartes’ philosophy by examining Meditations 1 and 2. We discuss the reliability of the senses, hyperbolic doubt, the “evil demon” hypothesis, the Cogito and Descartes’ views on thinking and extended substances

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This is a short video about the philosophy and epistemology of René Descartes, discussing his “method of doubt” and his famous statement “Cogito ergo sum.”

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The 7th video in Dr. Richard Brown’s online introduction to philosophy course. For all videos go to http://onlinephilosophyclass.wordpress.com

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This video discusses the Humian Problem of Induction and two proposed solutions including a pragmatic and Duhem-Quinian approach. Also metaphysics.

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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009. Slides for all his lectures can be found here: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/people/peter-millican Learn more about Oxford: http://www.ox.ac.uk

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The 7th video in Dr. Richard Brown’s online introduction to philosophy course. For all videos go to http://onlinephilosophyclass.wordpress.com

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This is a short video about the philosophy and epistemology of René Descartes, discussing his “method of doubt” and his famous statement “Cogito ergo sum.”

Read more

In this session from my Fall 2011 Introduction to Philosophy class at Marist College, we begin our foray into Descartes’ philosophy by examining Meditations 1 and 2. We discuss the reliability of the senses, hyperbolic doubt, the “evil demon” hypothesis, the Cogito and Descartes’ views on thinking and extended substances

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