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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cannot you participate in many motions For denied ; but you still have to prove that the power when you assign many motions to the members of thinking is so much superior to the nature of themselves , how can you move them unless you ...
These are your own words ; and I here was promised by the very title of the Meditation , repeat them in order to let you see that while they viz . that the human mind considered by itself indeed prove that you distinctly perceive that ...
In good truth truth distinct from every kind of body ; but in your subsequent attempts to prove that mind the present passage I did discuss the matter is extended because it makes use of a body and proved my assertion .
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