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cogito ergo sum

Elizabeth Urban
In this paper the author considers Descartes' place in current thinking about the mind-body dilemma. The premise here is that in the history of ideas, the questions posed can be as significant as the answers acquired. Descartes' paramount question was 'How do we determine certainty?' and his pursuit of an answer led to cogito ergo sum. His discovery simultaneously raised the question whether mind is separate from or unified with the body. Some who currently hold that brain and subjectivity are unified contend that the philosopher 'split' mind from body and refer to 'Descartes' error'...
April 2018: Journal of Analytical Psychology
Scott Hamilton, Trevor J Hamilton
A fundamental discussion in lower-level undergraduate neuroscience and psychology courses is Descartes's "radical" or "mind-body" dualism. According to Descartes, our thinking mind, the res cogitans, is separate from the body as physical matter or substance, the res extensa. Since the transmission of sensory stimuli from the body to the mind is a physical capacity shared with animals, it can be confused, misled, or uncertain (e.g., bodily senses imply that ice and water are different substances). True certainty thus arises from within the mind and its capacity to doubt physical stimuli...
2015: Frontiers in Psychology
Ares Pasipoularides
William Harvey's writings betray amazing insights born out of countless hours of thoughtful experimentation. Throughout his life, Harvey worked as a tireless and thoughtful researcher and a transmitter and intermediary between the ancient Greek natural philosophers and physicians and the "moderns," for whom he founded two forward-looking, interlinked sciences: modern physiology and nascent cardiology. Harvey's methodology and demonstrations were of such fundamental and standardizing nature as to secure the sure progress of these two sciences...
October 9, 2013: International Journal of Cardiology
Clark Watts, Gerald Livingston
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2011: Surgical Neurology International
Vitaly Kantorovich, Karel Pacak
Pheochromocytoma is a very special kind of tumor full of duplicity. On the one hand it represents its own microworld with unique clinical, biochemical and pathological features, while on the other it constitutes a tremendously significant part of whole body system, playing a vital role for practically every organ system. It has a very special character - sometimes like a child it can be sweet and predictable, while at times it can behave like a deadly wild beast, crashing and tearing everything on its path in a fierce rage...
2010: Progress in Brain Research
I Rose
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 1965: Canadian Medical Association Journal
Allan H Ropper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 18, 2010: New England Journal of Medicine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 1951: Optometric Weekly
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November 1958: Diseases of the Nervous System
Joy Albuquerque, Dorian Deshauer, Paul Grof
Rene Descartes (1596-1650), often called the 'father of modern philosophy', aimed at rooting all knowledge in certainty so that our understanding of the world could progress without error. To achieve this, he needed at least one sure thing on which to build. Starting with the most basic knowledge, the fact of his own existence--cogito ergo sum (I think therefore I am), he systematically proceeded to explain the world. Such systematic understanding would be accessible to anyone who applied the Cartesian method, and in turn would lead to a good life...
September 2003: Journal of Affective Disorders
Desmond O'Neill
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1997: Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine
C W Needham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2001: Connecticut Medicine
S Matsushita
The goals of medicine encompass the relief of pain and suffering, the promotion of health and the prevention of disease, and the cure of disease when possible and the care of those who can not be cured. Today, closely affiliated with various establishments, medicine sustains an influential but strange subculture in our society. Because of its insistent ideology for cure, medicine is blamed for futility, a misuse of modern technology. The root of the problem lies in the abandonment of the human soul when medicine in the 19th century joined the new-sprung science which identified objectivity as a leading principle forbidding "cogito ergo sum"...
January 2001: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
P Laurencelle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1968: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
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