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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... from known as though they were known , and thus which it is wholly diverse and in which it is in being able to ... we spoke before is here the basis and quiry on those that are known to be such that foundation of all the relations ...
For it aware of the existence of wax and those accidents was not your project to prove that the human mind of it , they yet do not prove that you for this reason existed and that its existence was better known know what or of what ...
consist of mean proportionals between unity and this square , or cube , or fourth power , etc. , multiplied by other known lines . I may express this as follows : 2 = b , or 22 = -az + ba , or z3 = az2 + 622 - C3 , or z * = az3 - coz + ...
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