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Who do you think you are?

Why blog? Why not keep a journal instead: a private escape for one’s thoughts, a keeper of secrets, a chalice to hold one’s innermost fears and desires. 490 more words

Opinion

The Man of Reason: Part Five

Descartes’ method is based firmly on the development of Platonism and Neoplatonism.  Although he did not use the divided soul model of Plato’s later work, Lloyd notes his antithesis between ‘mind’ and matter, his isomorphism between reason, reality and God, his positioning of intellect in opposition to the emotions and down-grading of the senses, and that towards attaining ‘clear and distinct ideas’, ‘shedding the non-intellectual from our mental states is something that demands training’.30… 1,058 more words

Philosophy

Animal Idiocy

The escape of six chimpanzees from a Kansas Zoo was not an escape as such. They didn’t actually get very far and were, in fact, tempted back with an offer of food. 722 more words

Episode 28 Father Bob Unvarnished

Epilogue

“How many f words are in here?”

The last time I saw Father Bob he was at the Cabrini Rehabilitation Hospital in Elsternwick. He was being looked after by an accomplished physiotherapist and was in particularly high spirits. 609 more words

Descartes’ Dream Argument

At this point I would like to return to Descartes dream argument from the previous post Descartes’ First Meditation:

FIRST Descarte has had dreams where he dreamt that he was awake. 592 more words

Descartes

A VOYAGE TO THE WORLD OF CARTESIUS: MORE "ANCIENT" SCIENCE FICTION FROM BALLADEER'S BLOG

A VOYAGE TO THE WORLD OF CARTESIUS (AKA DESCARTES) (1690) – By Gabriel Daniel. This book dealt with a journey to the moon, the planets and ultimately to the “space beyond the universe”. 354 more words

Ancient Science Fiction

Descartes’ First Meditation

Descartes’ First Meditation
Descartes begins his epistemological project by confronting the dilemma of false beliefs. We have all accepted beliefs and upon further investigation found them to be in error. 1,001 more words

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