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Unformatted text preview: new idea. Descartes build this idea up as the big alternative to aristotelian natural phl. Its a view of the world in which the world is intelligible to the human mind. It is fundamentally so simple, just particles of matter. It can be completely understood with the tools of geometry and mathematics. It was an immensely powerful idea that was attractive to many people. Mind and matter might be completely split up from each other. No serration of living and dead things, all on one basis, mechanical. All made up of the same stuff. has a unified approach to everything in the physical world. Everything is intelligible to the human mind. Everything could be understood. You could understand everything down to the ultimate level. It might be hard in practice to do it but in principle it all makes sense. In the true philosophy one believes everything is mechanical nd if you don't believe this then we can never understand physics. Methodological principle....
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- Fall '11
- Scientific Revolution