Compare And Contrast Descartes And David Hume

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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Title: Philosophy is an important aspect of learning. It is a process that seeks to explain existing relationships to persons involved in each other and to the entire world at large. It is that desire to comprehend the vital truths concerning ones’ surroundings and themselves. Philosophy has been explained by different philosophers such as Rene Descartes and David Hume among others in different theories. This paper focuses on Rene Descartes and David Hume on their concepts of philosophy and the theories they used to equip us with these fundamental knowledges. During Descartes’ time, philosophy was known as Scholastic-Aristotelian is the one which existed. However, according to Adam& Tannery (1987), Descartes viewed the philosophy as one that was prone to a lot of doubts. Descartes then decided to break with this philosophy and came up with his own that…show more content…
He further applied these mechanistic to the operation of other Gods’ creation such as those of the human bodies, plants, and animals among others. These mechanistic could also explain the sensations, the emotions and passions that could be felt, experienced and relied upon. All these could be culminated in a general system that was moral based on the concept of ‘generosity’. However, Descartes and Hume shared in the skeptical approaches that they had towards philosophical beliefs and subjects. According to Stirling (1999), Hume was also a great philosopher. From an epistemological point of view, he questioned the notions of identity that was personal and argued that that there is nothing as ‘self’ which was permanent and progressive. Hume dismissed the belief of casualty and argued that our concepts of case-effect concerns were based on thinking rather than in causal forces
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