What is there in the world, and how do we come to know what these things actually are? This problem is a lot more difficult than it would first seem. One problem we have is how we distinguish the properties of one object from the properties of another object. It seems like a simple issue,…… Continue reading How can we talk usefully about what there is in the world?
I have seen the question asked many times “who is your idol?”, but I have never been able to actually answer this. I do believe that we have a natural propensity to see the heroic in other people. Even further than that, I believe that, in seeing someone as an idol, we set them as…… Continue reading What Eastern and Western religions can teach us about identity
This is the final installment of my series on Descartes’ Meditations. Please read part 1 HERE, and part 2 HERE. Fifth Meditation Of the Essence of Material Things; and, Once More of God, That He Exists I shan’t say a lot about this Meditation because he spends most of it re-treading the ground of the…… Continue reading Descartes’ Meditations, 3/3
This is the second post in the series and covers the third and fourth meditations. To read the first part, which covers the first two, CLICK HERE. The Third Meditation Of God; That He Exists In the third meditation, Descartes does two things; Firstly, he takes us through a deep analysis of the objects in…… Continue reading Descartes’ Meditations, 2/3
In this post, I intend to explain Rene Descartes’ Meditations. It is one of the most important and influential books in the history of philosophy, so deserves to be understood. I do not intend to engage with the text very much, merely explain what the text is about. I shall leave readers to muse upon…… Continue reading Descartes’ Meditations, 1/3