Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy
ISBN: 0872201724
EAN13: 9780872201729
Language: English
Pages: 105
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I perceived it to be possible to arrive at knowledge highly useful in life; and in room of the Speculative Philosophy usually taught in the Schools, to discover a Practical, by means of which, knowing the force and action of fire, water, air, the stars, the heavens, and all the other bodies that surround us, as distinctly as we know the various crafts of our artizans, we might also apply them in the same way to all the uses to which they are adapted, and thus render ourselves the lords and possessors of nature. --from Part VI of Discourse on the Method Sometimes called the father of modern philosophy, French mathematician, scientist, and writer RENE DESCARTES (1596-1650) continues to have a deeply profound impact on our modern world. His thinking on how the mind works and what is it capable of has profoundly impacted our understanding of ourselves--he summed up his philosophy with the phrase I think, therefore I am, which still thrills us--and his influence extends to our own experiments with modern computing and artificial intelligence. Here, in one volume, are two of the great thinker's most significant works: - Discourse on the Method was written in French and first published in 1637 under the full title Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking Truth in the Read More chevron_right

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