Descartes Was Murdered… Or Was He? The Death Of Rene Descartes: Odd Histories

Rene Descartes is one of the most famous philosophers within the Western philosophical canon, contributing to many areas of philosophy such as metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of perception. However, his fame does not arise from his philosophical works alone. He also provides one of the most controversial deaths within the philosophy world. NotContinue reading “Descartes Was Murdered… Or Was He? The Death Of Rene Descartes: Odd Histories”

Are You Dreaming?

We are constantly perceiving things. Right now, you are receiving the sensation of specific rays of light hitting your eyes which your brain is interpreting as this article. From this sensory information, you have deduced that the electronic device you are reading this article from is within a material realm separate to yourself, occupying spaceContinue reading “Are You Dreaming?”

The Ghost and the Princess: Exploration of Gottlieb’s Article

This essay will be delving deeper into Anthony Gottlieb’s article The Ghost and the Princess which explores Descarte’s substance dualism and the issues raised by Elisabeth of Bohemia. Introduction Recently, Gottlieb published an article in Lapham’s Quarterly looking into the relationship between Descartes and Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia. It’s a great article looking into the various argumentsContinue reading “The Ghost and the Princess: Exploration of Gottlieb’s Article”