The Matrix And Descartes ' Meditations On First Philosophy

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If I think, then I exist. Something cannot be thought without there being someone that thinks it. If there is something being doubted, there must be someone doing the doubting. I am the thinker that thinks and the doubter that doubts. I think, therefore I exist. The Matrix and Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy tell me that reality is not something I can perceive solely through electrical impulses in the brain. Rather, reality is dominantly at the scrutiny of my mind’s judgment. It follows that reality consists of both a physical reality and a nonphysical reality in which I exist the thinker.

All things considered, we can resolve that reality is anything that is truly the case. In order to describe what is real, we must first reduce what we think we know about the world to its most basic foundations. Descartes begins his Meditations by first open-mindedly submitting himself to the “demolition” of his beliefs. Any belief that he believes true, he asserts the opposite true to establish if in any instance this can be an accurate way of observing reality. Any belief whose opposite can be true is doubtable. He then deliberates that all doubtable beliefs are false. This way of thinking Descartes asserts that by using this “methodical doubt” of integrating knowledge to the most basic and irrefutable fact, we can find if not only one withstanding truth about the nature of reality.
Using only physical means to try and understand what is real leads to doubtable beliefs. In
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