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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M. other name to the triangle - possessed of three Descartes must therefore look to this proposition , angles equal to two right angles — although God can in no case deceive us , taken universally , there were no angle at all in ...
For example , if I see a tri- never arrive at the first cause of all . angle , I may enquire about the efficient cause ... the triangle has its three angles should seek for a cause of that given thing whatequal to two right angles .
Does that figure , as it were , present , and investigate it not rather turn out to be the case that there is a it , examine it , and recognise and discern its continuous scale and progression in one sort of three angles distinctly and ...
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