External World and Skepticism

Does the eternal world exists ? How to prove it ?

The external world is a philosophical problem set by Descartes when, in his “room with a stove”, he argued that his only rock bottom certainty was his immediate present consciousness : I think therefore i am.

The problem was to show whether, starting from there, anyone could know, and how he could know, that there was a universe around him, containing things and other people.

It should be remembered that the cartesian starting point is a subject of consciousness both solitary and incorporeal.

The skeptics cannot assert if the external world exists.

Cite this article as: Tim, "External World and Skepticism, May 14, 2012, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, May 14, 2012, https://www.the-philosophy.com/external-world-skepticism.

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