Difficulty Level: General Contents Introduction Imagine a cold November night in 1619. You are a soldier for the Dutch Army during the 30 Years War and stationed in Bavaria. To stay warm, you decide to crawl into an oven. While in there, you receive three visions from God about the underlying truths of the universe.Continue reading “Did Descartes Sleep in an Oven? The Evidence for Descartes’s Visions”
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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”