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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Thus the architect constructs for himself the edge that hence you are not wholly perfect ? Even idea of a house , which idea is actually a complex this is certainly quite true and can be said with- of the walls , floors , roof , and ...
This appears to be the only reason has proposed to do a thing and has accom- why the words perfect and imperfect are complished it , he calls it perfect , and not only he , monly applied to natural objects which are not but every one ...
He who possesses a body fit for many the more it acts and the less it suffers , and conthings possesses a mind of which the greater part versely the more it acts the more perfect it is . is eternal . Demonst . The more perfect a thing ...
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