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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If this be so , why souls of the brutes are incorporeal inasmuch as do you say that none of those things exist in they ... You proceed to say that , of the things Again , you must prove that this solid body conascribed to soul , neither ...
Wherefore , self to be a man , and that man possesses body and pretend that one of these people is present , ready soul . Am I then a body ? Or am I a mind ? Body to reply to your question " what is the soul ?
I deny the necessary renew the conflict . connection , because you might as well prove the " While I maintain , " you say , " that nothing opposite , thus " Since I renounced all , neither exists , I am not certain that I am body , soul ...
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