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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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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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 week Hank introduces skepticism, exploring everything from the nature of reality through the eyes of a 17th century philosopher and, of course, The Matrix. — PBS Digital Studios wants to get to know you better! If you have 10 minutes, we’d really appreciate it AND you’ll be entered for a chance to win a […]

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00:11 to 12:25 Letter of Dedication 12:26 to 20:36 Preface to the Reader 20:39 to 31:13 Synopsis 31:14 to 46:48 First Meditation 46:49 to 1:14:51 Second Meditation 1:14:52 to 2:01:15 Third Meditation 2:01:16 to 2:24:24 Fourth Meditation 2:24:26 to 2:42:32 Fifth Meditation 2:42:33 to End Sixth Meditation Subtitles available. Meditations on First Philosophy by René […]

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French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650) proposed “the cogito” as demonstrating the most fundamental epistemological principle upon which all knowledge is based. “I suppose, accordingly, that all the things which I see are false; fictitious. I believe that none of those objects which my fallacious memory represents ever existed; I suppose that I possess no senses; […]

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Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes (1596-1650). Translated by John Veitch (1829-1894). Meditations on First Philosophy (FULL audiobook) by Rene Descartes After several years working on a treatise putting forth his mechanistic philosophy and physics, Descartes shelved the project when his contemporary, Galileo, was charged with heresy. That work, The World, was only published […]

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How does Descartes try to prove the existence of God in his Meditations? Metaphysics Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvoAL-KSZ32cX32PRBl1D4b4wr8DwhRQ4 Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thephilosophytube Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/PhilosophyTube Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhilosophyTube?ref=hl Twitter: @PhilosophyTube Email: ollysphilosophychannel@gmail.com Google+: google.com/+thephilosophytube Suggested Reading: Rene Descartes, Meditations Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy Jim Cottingham, Descartes Sponsors! Scott Eichler D.j. Looking Glass Universe Rich Clarke Jim Groth David Stewart […]

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