Today we will be talking about René Descartes, who will be ensconced in infamy for two feats: creating a system of geometry that would annoy high school students for hundreds of years to come, and for presaging “The Matrix”.
n this video, Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto) launches our Theory of Knowledge series. We look at the line between knowing and just believing something, focusing on factors like truth and confidence.
4.2 Possible Answers to Scepticism of the External World
Descartes is one of the modern philosophers that influenced the traditional philosophy.
His ideas were considered revolutionary and radical. He was one of the firsts to question the existence of the world through his skeptical doubt.