Essays Tagged: "Cogito ergo sum"

information packed resumé with some reflections over Jean Paul Sarte's book "La Nausée"

iste pas alors son travail n'a auqun d'importance. Après ceci, il commence a pensé a 'cogito ergo sum'(=je pense, c' est pouqoi j'existe). Il dit que la réalitée est caus&e ...

(2 pages) 53 0 5.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis on Descartes' God existence proof

could not doubt that he doubted, he could not doubt that he thinks. Then he could come up with the "Cogito ergo sum", (I think therefore I am), now he was able to proof his own existence. So the next ...

(4 pages) 221 0 3.4 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Descartes - Mind and Body.

be deceived of something, then surely he must exist. This self validating statement is known as the Cogito Argument. Simply put it implies whatever thinks exists. Having established this, Descartes as ... " It is Descartes hope in Meditation two that he is able to find his first certainty. By use of the Cogito argument Descartes does just that. Having proven his existence he turns his attention toward ...

(9 pages) 275 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Can Descartes be certain that he is thinking? How? Can he be certain that he exists? How? (And who is he?)

certain he is thinking or not may be deemed redundant in a particularly pure interpretation of the cogito. In contrast, "I exist" is not performative and thus it is "I exist" that needs to be establi ... the performative interpretation brings the same result as the self-verifying interpretation of the cogito. This line of argument leads to the question of whether "I think" is necessary as a reflexive ...

(7 pages) 87 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Cogito in Brief.

Intr. to PhilosophyCogito in BriefIn his writings, Meditations on First Philosophy, Rene Descartes aims to provide a st ... Descartes' immovable truth, a truth on which he lays down his foundation of knowledge is the line, "Cogito ergo sum." I think, therefore I am.This is probably the most celebrated solitary line in all ... s proof that he exists. It is not possible to think without also existing. This proof, known as the Cogito, is Descartes first development towards his goal of perfect knowledge" (Mind and Body 3). Thi ...

(4 pages) 85 3 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Descartes Programme of Doubt.

be questioned even by the most radical of Sceptics. In this argument, generally referred to as "the cogito," Descartes felt that he had established the first principle of his new philosophy. This phil ... nowledge he believed had already established. In order to do this, he focused his attention on "the cogito," and attempted to discover the qualities that made it so clear and precise. Having investiga ...

(7 pages) 178 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Descartes Philosophy

PhilosophyIn Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes attempts to prove the theory of Cogito, commonly known in popular culture as "I think, therefore I am." (AT 27) The Cogito is signif ... lieves that all knowledge processed through the senses can possibly be deceptive and misleading.The Cogito is very significant in respect to Descartes' foundationalist project. The Cogito to Descartes ... me lies, and that none of the things that it reports ever happened. I have no senses." (AT 24) The Cogito is significant because Descartes is going to base all of his future beliefs from the basic fo ...

(3 pages) 80 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Descartes philosophy of 'How much We Know'. How can you be sure as Descartes wanted to be about what you know?

ing that he believed he could be certain of was that he was doubting, leading to his famous phrase "Cogito ergo sum," (I think, therefore I am).As for us human beings, there may be things that are in ...

(4 pages) 112 0 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Discusses Descartes' statement Cogito Ergo Sum (I think therefore I am)

Cogito ergo sum. Scholars would recognize this issue of high debates even today, almost five hundred ... ct that he is able to ponder his reality leads him to the conclusion that "I think therefore I am": Cogito ergo sum.His first meditation came to an end with the realization that there was no way to ju ... deceived. Here we have an instance that perfectly demonstrates that erroneous belief of Descartes', Cogito ergo sum. If this psychiatrist is only figment of the protagonist's imagination, then is the ...

(5 pages) 69 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

A poem by me, entitled, "Copulo Ergo Sum"

pelunkers hoggingAll the black holes that I nap in(Because they steal all the best treasure)Because Cogito Ergo SumI break, deny, abstain, assumeI have my ball and I'm going homeCause I'm in preschool ... e daggers made of sandI buy them at the Jersey Shore(Because they're good for picking locks)Because Cogito Ergo SumWe stop, avoid, forget, resumeI steal from your dresser when I canNot for money butYo ...

(1 pages) 39 1 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Cogito ergo sum.

r sensory experiences we cannot doubt the fact that we doubt. Descartes arrives at his principle of cogito ergo sum by a logical method of doubt. Doubt logically implies a doubter just as thinking imp ... we know ourselves more certainly and infallibly tthat we know others. The fundamental postulate of Cogito ergo sum is the a posteriori beginning of Descartes' a priori philosophy.But the maxims of em ...

(2 pages) 25 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Descarte's sixth meditation

organs.After this section he again returns to argue his dualist ideas. As a result he restates the cogito (I think therefore I am, lat.: cogito ergo sum). Still at this basic stage he is in a state o ...

(5 pages) 48 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Descartes & John Locke

, I will show how Descartes moves through doubt to certainty. I will explain how Descartes uses the cogito, proves the existence of God and what that means to his existence. I will also discuss the ge ... that, "I think therefore I am" to establish a certainty that he exists. This idea also known as the cogito becomes the central point that Descartes will use for the remaining of his meditations. Desca ...

(9 pages) 68 0 4.5 Jan/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


is thinking and has some thoughts does not exist . By this way, he reaches his first principle, ego cogito, I am thinking therefore I exist. As we saw, he proves his own existence by doubting everythi ... ved by his senses. He realizes that at the end there are two things in his mind. One of them is ego cogito and the other is something else: Perfection. He asks himself that where does this perfection ...

(3 pages) 16 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

How Do We Know?

l relations and conditions.The thesis he posited in contradistinction to Rene Descartes’ “Cogito ergo sum” and which is central to Karl Marx’s body of work is that “It is not ...

(6 pages) 44 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Why the human has gotten more kind over time?

s that all human beings are born with no innate content. That clause together with Rene Descartes' "Cogito, ergo sum", which means that we exist because of our thinking, made the view of a human being ...

(3 pages) 513 0 5.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Descartes: The Father of Modern Philosophy on the Existence of God

exists because doubt itself cannot be doubted. Therefore, the doubter must exist. His famous motto "cogito, ergo sum" stems from this line of thought. With this certainty Descartes expanded knowledge, ...

(5 pages) 20 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Descartes' arguments for immateriality of mind/soul based on the notion of dualism: body is extended object and mind/soul is non-extended.

xist, he does not exist as well? But by having all these doubts Descartes must exist. He formed the Cogito argument, involving the notion I am, I exist (Descartes, p.17). He defined this 'I' as the bo ...

(8 pages) 38 1 0.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Descartes – Meditations on First Philosophy

every one of these doubts during the course of the subsequent Meditations – beginning with the cogito. Do you think that Descartes has been completely successful? Explain."The main goal of Descar ... knowledge is gained via our everyday experiences. Through examining each meditation, discussing the cogito, as well as what he discusses in terms of his senses and the external world, the dream hypoth ...

(14 pages) 28 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Can physicalism account for qualia?

e denial of this inner mental life quite ridiculous - all philosophers are familiar with Descartes' Cogito Ergo Sum (2006). However, as with behaviourism, this inner mental life creates a difficult ob ...

(14 pages) 13 0 0.0 Mar/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy