Rene Descartes Four Theories Of Truth

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Introduction The following essay defines and summarizes the four theories of truth; that is the coherence, correspondence, pragmatic, and semantic theory. At the same time, it tries to find out the argument that has more strength or problems/critics, supporting it with reasons and facts. Again, it discusses the concept of dualism by Rene Descartes; that is both substance and Cartesian Mind-body dualisms, where it point outs critics or problems associated with Descartes proposition. In the last part, it discusses the theory of John Locke’s about the personal identity based on memories and the past experiences, and identify the difficulties connected with the notion. Part A In a typical setting, defining the truth is surprisingly harder than…show more content…
Two scholars, Thomas Reid and Joseph Butler, posed a similar objection regarding the personal identity theory where they affirmed that he confused evidence/experience of something with the thing itself. According to Bulter, consciousness presumes identity, which means, it cannot institute or create it (Solomon et al. 312). That is, individuals, recall experiences because it is theirs, but also, they rely on their capabilities to remember them. Therefore, Locke’s logic seems to be absurd and contradicting when put to a practical…show more content…
It means, there is no standard explanation of the truth. In his opinion, Rene Descartes' theory of dualism brings about the separation of the body (matter) and the mind, but in a typical situation, a reasonable person will disagree. Furthermore, scientists could have conducted adequate research to affirm the claim, but no one who has focused on that. Finally, the aspect of John Locke where he connects individual’s memory with experience bears some truth, but he could have argued that part (but not all) of people’s minds are as a result of past
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