Rules for the Direction of the Mind: Discourse on the Method : Meditations on First Philosophy : Objections Against the Meditations and Replies : The Geometry
Is it possible to be certain of anything? If so, how? The father of modern philosophy and the founder of rational method in philosophical thought, René Descartes (1596–1650) sought the answers to these questions and in doing so, addressed the most important of methods of thinking and understanding truth. In Discourse on Method, he applies a scientific approach to philosophy that comprises four principles: to accept only what reason recognizes as "clear and distinct"; to analyze complex ideas by dividing them into smaller elements; to reconstruct the ideas; and to make accurate and complete enumerations of the data. His Meditations proceed according to this method, exploring the mind/body distinction, the nature of truth and error, the existence of God, and the essence of material things.
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But we have demonstrated in the itself ( Prop . 29 , pt . 2 ) , nor of its body ( Prop . preceding proposition , from this common 27 , pt . 2 ) , nor of external bodies ( Prop . 25 , pt . property of individual things , that we have 2 ) ...
He who Prop . 15. He who clearly and distinctly underwill diligently observe these things ( and they stands himself and his affects loves God , and are not difficult ) , and will continue to practise loves Him better the better he ...
PROP . 19. He who loves God cannot strive that the other . ( Schol . Prop . 10 , pt . 5 , and see also God should love him in return . Props . 12 , 13 , and 14 , pt . 5. ) Demonst . If a man were to strive after this , But that this ...
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