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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4 ) their attributes and their affections . Q.E.D. PROP . 8. Every substance is necessarily infinite . PROP . 5. In nature there cannot be two or Demonst . Substance which has only one more substances of the same nature or attribute ...
4 ) mani- necessity of the nature of any attribute cannot fest the eternal essence of God , at the same have a determinate duration . For , if the truth time manifest His eternal existence ; that is to of this be denied , let it be ...
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