Discourse on method and meditations on first philosophy
Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy by René DescartesLa figura de Descartes como filósofo no ha sido objeto de unánime interpretación. Sobre todo en la actualidad se juzga y pondera su obra. no menos que su personalidad, de manera diferente. Para algunos, Descartes es de preferencia un metodólogo (W. Windelband, P. Natorp...) . Su preocupación, su gran preocupación consistió, según ellos, en dar un fundamento lógico a la nueva ciencia natural, como él mismo lo intentó y lo hizo. Descartes es, de cierto, así un clásico en la historia de la filosofía como en clásico en la historia de la ciencia. Para otros, la intención acuciante e íntima de Descartes era de orden moral y religioso (L. Blanchet, por ejemplo) : apaciguar el conflicto entre revelación y razón, entre fe y saber. De ahí, se dice, la importancia concedida a la idea de Dios en todo el sistema.
Un tercer grupo enfatiza en las apreciaciones los perfiles ontológicos y metafísicos de la obra cartesiana: la finalidad reside, a su juicio, en vivir experiencias ontológicas del yo y del mundo (F. Al-pié, M. Guéroult).
Discourse on method ; and, Meditations on first philosophy
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The title may contain a misreading by the printer, mistaking animae immortalitas for animae immaterialitas , as suspected by A. The book is made up of six meditations, in which Descartes first discards all belief in things that are not absolutely certain , and then tries to establish what can be known for sure.
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A revised translation of "Meditations" from the corrected Latin edition , and corrections to "Discourse on Method", this text aims to get closer to Descartes' original work, while maintaining the clear and accessible style of the teaching edition. Read more Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.
He illustrates the development of this method through brief autobiographical sketches interspersed with philosophical arguments. Therefore, it is not a lack of ability that obstructs people but their failure to follow the correct path of thought. The use of a method can elevate an average mind above the rest, and Descartes considered himself a typical thinker improved by the use of his method. Descartes benefited from a superior education, but he believed that book learning also clouded his mind. He considers that the science he learned as a boy is likely flawed because it consists of the ideas of many different men from various eras. Keeping in mind what he has learned of logic, geometry, and algebra, he sets down the following rules: 1 to never believe anything unless he can prove it himself; 2 to reduce every problem to its simplest parts; 3 to always be orderly in his thoughts and proceed from the simplest part to the most difficult; and 4 to always, when solving a problem, create a long chain of reasoning and leave nothing out. He immediately finds this method effective in solving problems that he had found too difficult before.