It’s a simple question, but only at first. It’s actually pretty difficult to answer. This video Rene Descartes’ famous phrase “I think, therefore I am.” It goes through asking whether we can trust of senses, that we’re not dreaming, and that there isn’t an evil genius manipulating you.
- Can we trust our senses?
- Can we determine whether we’re dreaming or not?
- Can we know there isn’t an “Evil Genius,” or maybe that we’re living in the Matrix?
- What did Descartes mean by “I think therefore I am”? Can we doubt that we exist?
Keywords: reality, existence, metaphysics, identity, philosophy, Descartes, knowledge, epistemology, dreams