"Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy" by Rene Descartes Book Review by numero uno

"Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy" by Rene Descartes
An analysis of the book outlining the method of hyperbolic doubt and how it changed the relationship between philosophy and theology.
# 9461 | 760 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Philosophy (Epistemology)


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Descartes aims to define a method of objective thinking by attempting to apply the precision of mathematics to all fields of knowledge. The paper explains that in prescribing this method for reasoning, Descartes laid the foundation for modern day psychology. Having determined a method of arriving at "true" knowledge, Descartes strives to "seek answers" to questions pertaining to the very nature of existence. This paper analyzes the book and describes its influence on the world.

From the Paper:

"Descartes' Discourse on the "Method for Conducting Ones Reason Well" is his attempt to apply the precision of mathematics to all fields of knowledge. Descartes' Method involved regarding the value of formal education in largely teaching the languages "necessary for the understanding of classical texts" (Part One, p 3), while the pursuit of true knowledge required independent thinking to "distinguish the true from the false, in order to see my way clearly in my actions" (Part One, p6)."

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