We condemn the war and support Ukraine in its struggle for democratic values.
We also encourage you to join the #StandWithUkraine movement by making a donation at this link

Descartes First Meditation

Essay specific features





Written by:

Matthew F


Date added:

July 7, 2015








No of pages / words:

4 / 1086


Was viewed:

3473 times


Rating of current essay:

Essay content:

I believe hope [belief] is an essential element in retrieving knowledge, with out hope there is no possibility to obtain knowledge. Hope or belief creates a possibility that doubt erases. Isn’t it then logical to conclude that it is more likely knowledge is attainable when in the state of belief as this enables one to move through the possibilities which result in a better chance of obtaining knowledge? What I’m saying here is it seems pointless to place oneself in a position of complete doubt because it would only strip away the ability to obtain knowledge and therefore leaves one in a state where they are trapped and unable to make progress in their search for certainty...
displayed 300 characters

Custom written essay

All essays are written from scratch by professional writers according to your instructions and delivered to your email on time. Prices start from $11.99/page

Order custom paper

Full essays database

You get access to all the essays and can view as many of them as you like for as little as $28.95/month

Buy database access

Order custom writing paper now!

  • Your research paper is written
    by certified writers
  • Your requirements and targets are
    always met
  • You are able to control the progress
    of your writing assignment
  • You get a chance to become an
    excellent student!

Get a price guote


This implies we do not know if we are actually “sitting in front of a fire” or whether this is just a dream. Descartes uses this argument to suggest “there is never any reliable way of distinguishing being awake from being asleep.” In my opinion this argument is unconvincing. I will show that by exploring the nature of dreams it is possible to differentiate elements which are specific to dreaming from elements which are specific to a waking state (reality)...
displayed next 300 characters

General issues of this essay:

Related essays: