Question Everything: Unboxing Renée Descartes.

Yeah, that philosopher dude.

Aaryan Harshith
5 min readNov 22, 2020


Ever wake up and question if you’re living in a simulated reality where your senses constantly fail you and nasty demons hijack your thoughts?

Oh, you haven’t?

Yeah, me neither. I don’t think anyone has, or would ever doubt the existence of their own lives. After all, isn’t that a given?

To Descartes, it wasn’t.

For those of you who don’t spend your time reading classical literature in your basement to pass the time, Descartes was that one guy who said:

“I think, therefore I am.”

But knowing that one quote doesn’t do his philosophy justice. It’s too superficial, and let’s be honest, no one knows what it even means.

So to get a better understanding of things, let’s start with how Descartes saw the world — or at least how he thought we should be thinking.