Descartes and political philosphy

Descartes and political philosphy - Antonio Vivaldi and the...

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Antonio Vivaldi and the Concerto Grosso -- Vivialdi- one of the most prolific Baroque composers -- Most popular work-- Four Seasons, (1723), a set of four concertos , (concerto grosso) for solo violin and orchestra, each named after its respective season. concerto grosso is a musical form consisting of three parts, or movements, with a slow movement between two faster
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René Descartes the first modern philosopher a major figure in 17th-century continental rationalism Meditations On First Philosophy
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Descartes Meditations On First Philosophy , 1641 Search for the clarity and certainty of knowledge Rejecting the authority of philosophical traditions Method of monumental doubt, rejecting perception, the existence of the body and the world Hypothesis of the “Evil Genius” The new subjective foundation of knowledge: Cogito ergo sum “I think
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social contract theories in 17th century Individuals form a society by a process of mutual contract, agreeing to obey law and to accept duties to protect one another from violence (contract). people give up sovereignty to form a government in order to maintain social order through the rule of law Social contract theory—the basis of the notion that legitimate state authority must be derived from the
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Social Contract--“the State of Nature” The original
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