Descartes’ Discourse on Method

Descartes’ Discourse on Method, Clearly and Distinctly Summarized Content Once upon a time in a century not too distant from our own, there lived a man named René Descartes who put forward his “paths” to knowing as if in a “fable” encouraging men to follow his trail. This Descartes lived in a world where all …

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Evaluating Descartes, Meditations

What’s novel about Descartes is this: 1. The source of wrong belief (evil) is that my will over-extends my understanding.2. Doubt reins in my will to what is clear and distinct, so that I only act on my understanding.3. In this way, wrong belief (and evil) are overcome. 4. The assumption is that we should …

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