In Ren Descartes article, Meditations on First Philosophy, he argues that despite human
doubts certain things must be true. Segregating himself from his senses, he sets out to identify
doubt, what can be known by the human mind, God and His existence, wha
The two types of arguments we are concerned with are the good ones and the bad ones.
An argument is good if you believe the conclusion on the basis of the argument and vice versa.
How do you tell the difference?
Are the reasons true?
Do the premises point
Knowledge itself and the way we are able to obtain it has, in philosophical study, been
divided into two categories: empiricists and rationalists. Empiricists believe that nothing can be
true apart from experience. Essentially, it is their belief that you
In John Pollock's excerpt entitled, "A Brain in a Vat", he deems himself a part of an alternate
reality controlled by a computer system which ultimately can be neither proven nor disproven
because despite any plausible alternative to his present state, th
In the "Ontological Argument", the Anselm of Canterbury argues that God must exist based upon the
following things. First, there is nothing that was, is, or ever will be greater than God. Second, God exists
in our understanding. Third, if God exists in ou