Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking Truth in the Sciences

Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking Truth in the Sciences

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by Rene Descartes
     
 

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"The Discourse on the Method" is a philosophical and mathematical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. The Discourse on Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation "Je pense, donc je suis" ("I think, therefore I am"), which occurs in Part IV of the work. The Discourse on the Method is one of the most influential works in the history of

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"The Discourse on the Method" is a philosophical and mathematical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. The Discourse on Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation "Je pense, donc je suis" ("I think, therefore I am"), which occurs in Part IV of the work. The Discourse on the Method is one of the most influential works in the history of modern science. It is a method which gives a solid platform from which all modern natural sciences could evolve. In this work, Descartes tackles the problem of skepticism which had been revived from the ancients such as Sextus Empiricus by authors such as Algazel[1] and Michel de Montaigne. Descartes modified it to account for a truth that he found to be incontrovertible. Descartes started his line of reasoning by doubting everything, so as to assess the world from a fresh perspective, clear of any preconceived notions.

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ISBN-13:
2940013125407
Publisher:
Seven Treasures Publications
Publication date:
08/17/2011
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142 KB

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Discourse On The Method Of Rightly Conducting The Reason, And Seeking Truth In The Sciences 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting work of early philosophy. Worth reading.