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- Rene Descartes was born on March 31, 1596, in a small town in Touraine called La Haye, now called La Haye-Descartes or simply Descartes (3:1). Rene was the second of two sons and one daughter (4:1). When he was about the age of nine, his father sent him to a new Jesuit College, Henri IV at La Fleche (3:1).
- Descartes is famed by is familiar notion, “I think therefore I am (Cogito, ergo sum.).” It is a conclusion he has reached in his second meditation after much deliberation on the existence of anything certain. After he discovers his ability to doubt and to understand , he is able to substantiate his necessary existence as a consequence.
- The existence of God has been a question since the idea of God was even conceived. Rene Descartes tries to prove God’s existence, and to show that there is without a doubt something external to one?s own existence. Decartes is looking for a definite certainty, a foundation for which he can base all of his beliefs and know that they are, indeed, true.
- Then I will consider what it is about this certainty (if there is one) that places it beyond doubt, and that will provide me with a criterion of truth and knowledge, a yardstick against which I can measure all other purported truths to see if they, too, are beyond doubt.
- Can contemporary discourse presume a community of interest? In order to answer this question, one is forced to first answer the question, can language be used to reveal anything new? If the answer is yes, then how can it do this and how can we employ it to do this for us.
- The existence of God has been a philosophical question that has been discussed for centuries. Many theories have come about, trying to explain and prove the existence of God. From the Cosmological Argument, to the Teleological Argument, and including the Ontological Argument, all have been argued at one time or another.
- It is a truth universally acknowledged that he whose mind is ahead of his time and above that of his peers may not be understood by his fellow people and be subject to critisizm and persecution. Galilei Galileo, Francis Bacon, and Rene Descartes were am
- Sir Isaac Newton was born in Woolsthorp, England on Christmas day of 1 4 . This was also the year Galileo died. It was almost like one great man taking the place of another. When he was born, Newton was a tiny, weak infant. In Sir Isaac Newton (the importance of), it mentioned that since Newton was so weak at birth instead of hurrying to the neighbors house, the servants sat down on a stile to wait.
- This distinction is rationalism in a different form than that of Decartes’. The Princesse De Cleves advances the Cartesian form of Rationalism and applies it to everyday actions, leaving room for some emotions without allowing them to control one’s actions.
- As a child Rene was very intelligent (Britannica, 29-30). When he was ten years old he was sent to La Fleche where he was schooled under the Jesuits for 9 years (Britannica, 29-30). In 1616 he studied law in Pointiers. It was there that he received his degree in law.
- The Enlightenment (or ‘Age of Reason’) is a term used to describe the philosophical, scientific, and rational attitudes, the freedom from superstition, and the belief in religious tolerance of much of 18th-century Europe. People believe the start of the Enlightenment period was between 16th and 19th century.