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Logical Positivism and the Vienna Circle

What is Logical Positivism? Logical positivism is essentially the challenge of science. During the enlightenment period, the main challenge of science presented itself to religion, with its origins in questions of logic and how we could know what was true. Logical positivism as a term was first associated with a group of empirical¬†philosophers in Vienna […]

Descartes Meditations – What are the Main Themes in Meditations on First Philosophy

Rene Descartes was a French Philosopher famous for the Trademark argument and a version of the ontological argument. What were the main themes in the book: Descartes ‘Meditations on First Philosophy?’ The book is written from the perspective of a gender neutral narrator, originally in French. Here is a brief summary of the key ideas […]

Problems with Descartes’ Philosophy: ‘I think therefore I am’

I think, therefore, I am – In Latin Cogito Ergo Sum This is an interactive blog post, where the philosophyzer gives you a stimulus and questions, and asks you to provide the answers! Today’s focus is Descartes phrase ‘I think, therefore I am.’ When Descartes said ‘I think, therefore, I am‘ what did he mean? […]

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