Meditations on the First Philosophy [NOOK Book]

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In Meditations on First Philosophy, French philosopher Ren? Descartes, now regarded as the father of Western philosophy, introduces the concept of the dichotomy?the separation of mind and body?by determining, ?I think, therefore I am.? Over the course of six meditations, each presented as though they were the meditations of a single day, Descartes contemplates certainty and uncertainty, dismissing everything that cannot be known definitely, and making a case for the few things that can indeed be known?first ...

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In Meditations on First Philosophy, French philosopher René Descartes, now regarded as the father of Western philosophy, introduces the concept of the dichotomy—the separation of mind and body—by determining, “I think, therefore I am.” Over the course of six meditations, each presented as though they were the meditations of a single day, Descartes contemplates certainty and uncertainty, dismissing everything that cannot be known definitely, and making a case for the few things that can indeed be known—first ascertaining the truth of his own existence and then that of God.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781443428965
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
  • Publication date: 8/6/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 59
  • Sales rank: 772,156
  • File size: 413 KB

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René Descartes, known as the Father of Modern Philosophy and inventor of Cartesian coordinates, was a seventeenth century French philosopher, mathematician, and writer. Descartes made significant contributions to the fields of philosophy and mathematics, and was a proponent of rationalism, believing strongly in fact and deductive reasoning. Working in both French and Latin, he wrote many mathematical and philosophical works including The World, Discourse on a Method, Meditations on First Philosophy, and Passions of the Soul. He is perhaps best known for originating the statement “I think, therefore I am.”

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