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Rationalism Descartes Med 1 & 2

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHLB35H3
Professor
Monica Boyd
Semester
Winter

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Descartes DiscourseMeditations OneTwoDiscourse on Method 1637 15961650Descartes begins the Discourse by setting up a problem nothing in philosophy seems certain His solution is to start over from scratch and reconstruct philosophical knowledge by himself In his project of establishing all knowledge by himself he is guided by four methodological rules p181 never to accept anything as true that I did not plainly know to be such that is to say carefully to avoid hasty judgment and prejudice and to include nothing more in my judgments than what presented itself to my mind so clearly and so distinctly that I had no occasion to call it in doubt2 to divide each of the difficulties I would examine into as many parts as possible and as was required in order better to resolve them3 to conduct my thoughts in an orderly f
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