Descartes Discourse of Method

Descartes Discourse of Method - Rene Descartes Discourse on...

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Rene Descartes Discourse on Method for Conduction One’s Reason Well and for Seeking the Truth in the Sciences There are 6 parts to the book o Part 1: Various considerations concerning the sciences o Part 2: Chief rules of the methods o Part 3: Rules of morality derived from the methods o Part 4: Arguments proving the existence of God and of the human soul o Part 5: The order of the questions in physics that Descartes investigated. Movement of the heart. The difference between our soul and that of beasts. o Part 6: What Descartes believes is required to advance further in the investigation and his reasons. Part 1: Various considerations concerning the sciences Good sense is being able to distinguish the true from the false. 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. A good mind isn’t good unless the person applies it well.
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2008 for the course ANTH 146 taught by Professor Evens during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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