On The Knowledge of Mind: Malebranche v. Descartes

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Philosophy

 

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October 2, 2013

 

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The realization that he is thinking is sufficient for Descartes to prove his existence, at least as a thinking thing. Next, Descartes finds himself full of ideas, each with their own true nature; and subsequently, he finds it significant that all these things belong to him. Thus, through realization of his existence and that he contains ideas, Descartes has arrived at some knowledge of the mind...
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Thus, through realization of his existence and that he contains ideas, Descartes has arrived at some knowledge of the mind. In his Principles of Philosophy, Descartes elaborates on the definition of a substance. This definition helps explain arguments of how the body is better known than the mind. 1...
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