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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Now all this is quite self - eviis misleading . dent ( and so needs no further explanation ) . REPLY OBJECTION X Here , too , what is said not to be an idea of Hence there remains alone the idea of God , the sun , but is , nevertheless ...
faculties with which all beings that err , and only This term , great mental illumination , is metbeings that err , have been endowed . aphorical , and consequently is not adapted to the Further , M. Descartes says — I perceive that ...
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