Miriam Reynoso sociology

Miriam Reynoso sociology - M i r iam Reynoso Mercy College...

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Miriam Reynoso Mercy College Classics in the Social Behavioral Sciences April 2, 2009 Rene Descartes Rene Descartes was a French philosopher who is considered by many the father of modern philosophy. His theory of the human mind changed the course of philosophy’s history. He wanted to establish a new ground for philosophy, free from any deception; he wanted to know what was actually real and what as the product of his fallacious previous knowledge. He started by doubting everything he knew, which included everything surrounding him. However, he realized that the fact that he had doubts was proof enough that his mind existed. He departed from the infallible truth that he existed, to doubt everything he could no certainly proof. For Descartes, the body was an entity totally separated from the mind. Descartes was consequently distrustful about the senses and everything perceived by them (the world around him), because in his philosophy the senses were not able to properly perceived the external world. Instead, Descartes proposed that
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Rothman during the Spring '08 term at CUNY Baruch.

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