It’s back at last! Pull up a stool as I take you through another fascinating, often painful, rapid-fire journey through the history of philosophy.

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I think, therefore I am. Rationalist philosopher and mathematician René Decartes, considered the father of modern philosophy, held this as self-evidently true. In this program, Bernard Williams of Kings College examines Decartes’ theory of knowledge and his use of skeptical inquiry to affirm reality, including the existence of God. Descartes’ theory of physical and mental […]

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René Descartes 1596 – 1650 http://cloudbiography.com Descartes has been referred to as the “Father of Modern Philosophy.” Much of work laid the foundation for modern western philosophy. See a related article at Britannica.com: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/158787/Rene-Descartes All content is either in the public domain or licensed pursuant to a Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Attribution: http://cloudbiography.com/attribution.html

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This week we reflect on Descartes’ Meditations.

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Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One’s Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences Download as mp3: http://librivox.org/discourse-on-the-method-by-rene-descartes by René Descartes (1596-1650). Translated by John Veitch (1829-1894). The Discourse on Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation “cogito ergo sum”, “I think, therefore I am.” …. It is a […]

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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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In this video, we explain why René Descartes said ‘I think, therefore I am’. Feedback is much appreciated. If you liked the video then please like and subscribe, you can also follow us on Twitter @totalphilosophy. Music – Fig Leaf Rag by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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http://amzn.to/RhkMXb http://www.NovoPrep.com Meditations on First Philosophy by Descartes | Summary

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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 video in my new Core Concepts series — designed to provide students and lifelong learners a brief discussion focused on one main concept from a classic philosophical text and thinker. This Core Concept video focuses on Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae, 1st part of the 2nd part, question 94 (IaIIae, q. 94), and […]

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