Plato, Descartes and Kant



In his philosophy, “Theory of reforms,” Plato believes the soulis temporarily and is united to the body and does not exist in timeand scope. The soul is seen to be from the world of idea while thebody is physical. There is nothing new in the world and thateverything that happens is a repetition of what had been done before.He figures out the value of having good things. Despite the factthat most of the time we fail in performing a task, we should notgive up but rather try to reach success though it is difficult to befully perfect.

Descartes in his philosophy “Cognitive ego sum” says that themind is not part of the body though it communicates with the brain.The essence here is that what we know about our mind is clearer thanthat of the physical appearance. There is only one center connectionthat makes things appear real.

Kant critiques our reasoning and say that even if struggle with allour efforts to reach a target or understand something, it is alwaysdifficult to reach full satisfaction. What we believe about thatthing is the interpretation of it and that it is wise idea to knowthe consequences of taking an action while making a decision.

From the three philosophers, there is influence of theirphilosophies to each other. There is a common center of connectionfor all things. We say that God is the center of existence the sameway philosopher believes that we should follow our intuition as thebrain is the center of the body and mind. What we believe in about anidea is the right way to look at things.

In term of metaphysics, they believe that the things we have todaydid exist in the past and everything is just but a repetition. Thisis not true because it only follows our reasoning and perception ofmind. This is just but belief from our ego. On contrary, in terms ofepistemology, it is known that all knowledge is found in theexperience one has though this same knowledge is not always derivedfrom the experience. This is so because experience can tell us moreabout something but at the same time it may never give us fullinformation or rather give a generalization of something.