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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And it should some other part of the body , that part called not be thought that all we mean to assert is an the common sense , in the very same instant analogy between the two . We ought to believe and without the passage of any real ...
He believes who , tion is merely to set on one side for a little those influenced by some strong authority , thinks ... and that , either in this Meditation itself or what we believe , to authority ; while our mere in the Synopsis ...
Thus body is asleep , the mind slumbers with it , and the infant believes that it is by free will that it has not the power ... Again , I believe that all have by free will he wishes vengeance ; the timid discovered that the mind is not ...
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