Rene Descartes : The Father Of God

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A skeptic as defined by philosopher Jonathan Meyer, is “a person who believes that we can never be absolutely sure what the world is like.” Someone who questions everything. For example, they may often think thoughts like, “what is the origin of the universe?”, “where does happiness come from?”, “is the government hiding aliens from us?”, “are we really living or are we dreaming?”. One of the most influential skeptics is a philosopher from the 17th century named, Rene Descartes. Descartes is widely known as the father of modern philosophy. He is the one that created the term “cogito, ergo sum”, or “I think, therefore I am.” This term has become one of the base lines for western philosophy. Descartes was most well known for his method of doubt that he established. He decided that he would revisit all of his beliefs, and if he could not completely prove them he would scrap them. His reasoning behind this was, there are so many things that he was always told growing up, or learned from life itself that he found he didn’t know the reasoning behind. He simply believed these ideas because they were told to him. This is very common, for example your parents saying that if you pee in a pool, a dark blue dye will surround you, or that cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis. Descartes’ beliefs that he was targeting go a bit deeper than these; however, many people believe these things as a kid simply because someone told them so. Descartes discovered many controversial

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