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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But this is definition of anything a number of properties simply saying that God could bring about that necessarily following from it ( that is to say , it should not follow from the nature of a trifollowing from the essence of the ...
Therefore absurd . neither an idea of God in thought , nor anything else which necessarily follows from the PROP . 21. All things which follow from the absolute nature of any attribute of God , can absolute nature of any attribute of ...
4 ) , who follows find out that by mutual help they can much after virtue , is to understand ( Prop . 26 , pt . 4 ) , more easily procure the things they need , and and therefore the good which each person that it is only by their ...
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