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  • Descartes Philosophy
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    In my personal opinion, it is ethical for a man to grow marijuana for his ailing wife if it helps to alleviate her symptoms. As anyone knows, it is very illegal to sell drugs. Q: What if you grew it and no one knew? A: I guess you got away with it. It would be ethical to grow it in the privacy of your own home if a person doesn't sell it. It must be for a strict purpose only. If one grows it for the intent to sell then it becomes a legal issue. Descartes says to each their own in later meditatio...
  • Views Of Thomas Hobbes
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    The "Enlightenment" or the "Age of Realization" was an age of great advancement and reform for all of Europe and beyond. Great advancements were being made in the fields of science, philosophy, mathematics, and logic. Most people attribute these achievements to the social critics of that time, also known as the philosophes. These philosophes were controversial thinkers and pioneered the intellectual movements of the 1700's. They stood up for what they believed in, although they were constantly c...
  • Intellectual Biography And Descartes Error
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    Access provided by St. Josephs College Descartes and the Algebra of Soul Review of Descartes: An Intellectual Biography and Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain Paul Miers Stephen Gaukroger, Descartes: An Intellectual Biography. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995.499 pages. Antonio R. Damasio, Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain. New York: Putnam, 1995.312 pages. Descartes' error, Antonio Damasio tells us, was his belief in 'the abyssal separation between body and mind....
  • Malebranche's Direct Contributions To Mathematics
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    Nicholas Malebranche Nicholas Malebranche was a theologian and philosopher from the 17th century. He was very influential in two aspects of the history of philosophy. The first was that we see all things though God. Second was his works with occasionalism. He was concerned with how our minds get perceptual images of external objects. His final answer was that God contains all external objects there for God implants these ideas in our mind and the right time. So, we see external objects and there...
  • 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...
  • Underlying Point Of Descartes's Philosophy
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    Rene Descartes was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of the philosophy. Born in 1596, he lived to become a great mathematician, scientist, and philosopher. In fact, he became one of the central intellectual figures of the sixteen hundreds. He is believed by some to be the father of modern philosophy, although he was hampered by living in a time when other prominent scientists, such as Galileo, were persecuted for their discoveries and beliefs. Although this probably had an impa...
  • Descartes Philosophy
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    Rene' Descartes was born in La Haye, Touraine (a former province of France) March 31, 1596. He spent all of his childhood in France. His father was a minor nobleman and councillor of the Parliament of Brittany, his title was noblesse de la robe. Descartes mother was not as prominate as her husband but she was quite wealthy. The nationality of both his parents is French. His religion was Roman Catholic. In 1606 at the age of eight Descartes enrolled in the Jesuit college of La F leche in Anjou, t...
  • Work Descartes
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    I Think Therefore I Write The philosopher I chose was Rene Descartes, he was more than just a philosopher. He was also a scientist and a mathematician, this man was truly the first of his kind. He was born on March 31, 1596 in La Haye which is near Tours. After his child hood he attended the Jes it College of La F leche between 1606 and 1614. Then he went on to become a doctor of law at the University of Poitiers. At this point he joined a chorus of other philosophers such as Bacon, Hobbes and L...
  • Rationalism Of Descartes And Leibniz Although Philosophy
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    The Rationalism of Descartes and Leibniz Although philosophy rarely alters its direction and mood with sudden swings, there are times when its new concerns and emphases clearly separate it from its immediate past. Such was the case with seventeenth-century Continental rationalism, whose founder was Rene Descartes and whose new program initiated what is called modern philosophy. In a sense, much of what the Continental rationalists set out to do had already been attempted by the medieval philosop...
  • Descartes Method Of Doubt
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    Can you doubt that the material world exists If you can't, does it follow that Descartes' method of doubt is useless It is very difficult to know for certain if the material world exists or not because we are dealing with metaphysical philosophy. Metaphysical philosophy is the branch of philosophy concerned with the basic nature of reality. Its aim is to give a systematic account of the world and the principles that govern it Rene Descartes, a French philosopher during the 17th century came up w...

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