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Rene Descartes was a modern European thinker Throughout his meditations he constantly implies that we are things that think Our bodies these things are just a jumbled mess of flesh blood and bone It is thinking that creates the person Thinking is what separates humans from the rest of the animal kingdom Skepticism is described as doubting everything and is a frequently used method by Descartes He doubts the fact that he is really living maybe what he is doing at this moment is dreaming As if I did not remember other occasions when I have been tricked exactly similar thoughts while asleep As I think about this more carefully I see plainly that there are never any sure signs by means of which being awake can be distinguished from being asleep 178 This quote is found in Descartes first meditation where he doubts many physical things He is not saying that nothing exists He is simply saying that there is no way to know no proof they do exist I agree very much with this declaration that Descartes made He knows that there is no proof that the world doesnt exist and he states that I certainty agree that it is not for sure that the world we are living in is real But do I believe that this is just a fake world that doesnt really exist Not really I absolutely love the way Descartes doesnt try to prove that nothing is real he just doubts it and questions it Descartes describes himself as his mind not the physical brain but the spiritual mind The fact that the mind exists and is thinking is indubitable To doubt that one is thinking is in fact thinking This means that if the world does not exist or if it is just a shade in front of our eyes like The Matrix whether we doubt it or we believe it we are thinking and
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