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The Yoga of distinction between the field and the knower of the field

In the thirteenth discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna asks Krishna to teach him about nature and spirit, the field and the knower of the field. 325 palabras más


Am I a Brain in a Vat?

The idea of our reality being the consequence of simulation or mischief is not a modern, or unconsidered notion. Rene Descartes in 1641 famously wondered whether our experience in the world could be the consequence of an evil demon, creating illusions and mirroring real sensations and experiences, with the sole purpose of misleading us until we believe that the world we experience is the real one. 1.702 palabras más


Modelling Humanities Data Blog Post #1 Deleuze, Descartes and Data to Knowledge

While dealing with the distinctions between data, knowledge and information in class, a pyramidal hierarchy was proposed, which can be seen on the left. This diagram discloses the process of making data (which have been defined as ‘facts’ which exist in the world), into information, and thereafter knowledge. 1.193 palabras más

Rene Descartes and the Latin Mass

What Vatican II did with the Mass, Rene Descartes did with the Academy. From the founding of the first university in Bologna, Latin was the language of the schools. 294 palabras más


Harold J. Cook "Victories for Empiricism, Failures for Theory"

Cook, Harold J. 2010. Victories for Empiricism, Failures for Theory: Medicine and Science in the Seventeenth Century. In: Wolfe, Charles T.; Gal, Ofer (eds.). The Body as Object and Instrument of Knowledge. 956 palabras más

“[…] the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects.

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Rene, Liesel, and Dorothy

“Cogito ergo sum.” – Rene Descartes, Principles of Philosophy 1644
I think therefore I am.

I’ve never taken a philosophy course nor am I interested in studying it. 689 palabras más