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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You add that you do not possess a time to infer that you depend upon a cause which power which is capable of bringing it to pass not only produces you , but also conserves you . that you shall exist shortly afterwards , beThus from the ...
To one who pays attention to God's imrounding air be changed or some other sub- mensity , it is clear that nothing at all can exist stance be substituted for it , nor consequently which does not depend on Him .
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