Descartes’ Justification of the Reliability of Memory | Pioneer

Descartes’ Justification of the Reliability of Memory

About the scholar: Kehui Guo grew up in China and attended Beijing World Youth Academy in Beijing, China.

The Research:

Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy claims to prove the existence of a perfect God and the immortality of the human soul. It relies in large part on the “dream argument,” which notes the difficulty human beings often have in distinguishing between very realistic dreams and being awake. Descartes concludes that one can distinguish between the dreaming experience and the waking experience because of the reliability of one’s memory. Kehui’s paper challenges this assumption with recent scientific information about the unreliability of memory. He concludes that Descartes’ circular reasoning makes his argument unconvincing.

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SkillsPhotography / Media Production

Project Title

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