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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I have said that Paul hates Peter be- only in so far as they live according to the cause he imagines that Peter possesses some- guidance of reason , necessarily do those things thing which he himself loves , from which at which are good ...
But the good which each person seeks rude and without refinement , despising men who lives according to the dictates of reason , and admiring the brutes , men will nevertheless that is to say ( Prop . 24 , pt .
4 ) according to the guidance of reason 55 , pt . 3 ) , to the fact that his power of action ( Prop . 24 , pt . 4 ) . The man , therefore , who is is restrained . But if we suppose that he forms a ignorant of himself is ignorant of the ...
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