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Unformatted text preview: // CAND I DE// M.7.6.09 F ranois-Ma rie Arouet de Voltaire (1694-1778) o Author of Candide , a satirical book o Lived in England o The French who are wrong, Brits are right o 1734-almost exactly 10 years after Descarte o Voltaire rights letters Candide (1759) dramatizes conflict between: rationalism of Descartes and Leibniz and empiricism of Newton and Locke o Central conflict in Candide: o Rationalism of Descartes and Leibniz Reason, the temptation to associate with the faculty of reason The word rational is understood as simply applying to the mind o Empiricism of Newton and Locke Logical process, start with proof, then apply = deductive reasoning (as oppose to inductive reasoning) In his earlier Philosophical Letters (1734), Voltaire made these assertions (though beware, because hes not always careful about what he says): o F rancis Bacon was the first to use the experimental method o Ren Descartes believed that: Soul = thought Were born with a set of...
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This note was uploaded on 07/26/2009 for the course MMW 656386 taught by Professor Cassedy during the Summer '09 term at UCSD.
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