2. The scientific revolution and early enlightment

2 The scientific - 1 indicating the author and text or source in which the term or phrase occurs Rene Descartes an integral part of the scientific

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1) indicating the author and text or source in which the term or phrase occurs, Rene Descartes an integral part of the scientific revolution, Descartes is one of the godfather of Enlightment, (Discourse on method) 2) describe briefly its meaning and significance to the text in which it appears We can’t trust our senses because they can be flaw Systematic doubt: Breakdown large parts into smaller component parts Rise from simple to complex (P.25) Record (and share) research His approach was because I use reason correctly, I can understand and amass knowledge which is outside and beyond me P.23-25 He claimed that rational laws which humans can ‘uncovered’ by using ‘right reasons’ govern the world 3) and how it impacted Western Culture. Also promote inductive “I think therefore I am” The only way that we know that we exist that is, assure ourselves that we are not a dream or illusion is because we are able to conceive our existence through our thoughts. The sources of our knowledge is our ideas not our practical or empirical experiences which are derive from our senses. Emphasis on rational rather than practical and experimental. He states that the source of our ability to reason is
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course KINE 1000 taught by Professor Safai during the Spring '09 term at York University.

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2 The scientific - 1 indicating the author and text or source in which the term or phrase occurs Rene Descartes an integral part of the scientific

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