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  • Descartes Method Of Doubt Clear Your Mind
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    Understanding Descartes' Method of Doubt Clear your mind, if you will, of everything you have ever seen or known to be true. To begin understanding Rene Descartes' method of doubt, you need to suspend all prejudice and prior judgments and start with a clean slate "for the purpose of discovering some ultimate truth on which to base all thought". (Kolak, Pg. 225). Discouraged with much skepticism from his own beliefs, Descartes was embarrassed of his own ignorance. He set out to try and accomplish...
  • Descartes Philosophy
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    Rene Descartes Rene Descartes was born March 31, 1596 in La Haye, Touraine. Descartes was the son of a minor nobleman and belonged to a family that had produced a number of learned men. At the age of eight, he was enrolled in the Jesuit school of LaF leche in Anjou, where he remained for eight years. Besides the usual classical studies, he received instruction in math and in Scholastic philosophy. Roman Catholicism exerted a strong influence on Descartes throughout his life. Upon graduation from...
  • One Truth
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    One of Descartes earliest arguments discusses the law of non-contradiction. In his reasoning, everyone has the same amount of good sense and access to the truth when they are born into this world, yet people obviously disagree on many issues. The reason for this fact is that people do not follow the same line of reasoning because they do not take the same things into consideration as a result of different life experiences. In Descartes law of non-contradiction there is only one truth for every q...
  • Descartes's La Geometrie
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    Rene Descartes was born on March 31, 1596, in a small town in Touraine called La Haye, now called La Haye-Descartes or simply Descartes (3: 1). Rene was the second of two sons and one daughter (4: 1). When he was about the age of nine, his father sent him to a new Jesuit College, Henri IV at La Fleche (3: 1). Due to his delicate health, Descartes was allowed to sleep late in the mornings, a custom to which he always followed (4: 1). Descartes left La Fleche in 1614 to study law at Poitiers. Two ...
  • Descartes Method
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    What Is Descartes Trying To Achieve In The Meditations And What Is The Relationship Between T What Descartes is trying to achieve in the Meditations can be simply described as trying to find the truth. Although in the printed dedication at the start of the work he explains that his core goal is to prove the existence of God, the truth he is seeking for is more fundamental than even that: he wants to find out which premises and ideas, if any, are able to be indubitably known. In short, he sets ou...
  • Descartes Use Of Logic
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    Descartes' method is something that many have tried to examine. We can only do out best to view Descartes' yardstick for measuring reality and truth and then compare our own yardstick to Descartes and to the world. Descartes purpose was to make people think deeper, to penetrate the walls and go outside of the box which you live in. He clearly states that he is not trying to teach his method, but only to describe how he has conducted his own (28). The next argument is how valid is his use of logi...

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