How Do You Know You Exist?

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Consider one of the most fundamental questions of philosophy posed by Rene Descartes in his Meditations on First Philosophy: How do we really know we exist? This animated video is accompanied by multiple-choice assessment questions, extension resources, and discussion questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Prompt further research on other prominent philosophers and their major contributions to the field
  • Use video as a starting point for discussing abstract concepts, rationality, or the experience of dreams
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Opportunity to flip the online resource and incorporate your own assessment questions and additional resources
Cons
  • None