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Discourse on Method, Optics, Geometry, and Meteorology This Volume Preserves The Format In Which Discourse On Method Was Originally Published As A Preface To Descartes S Writings On Optics, Geometry, And Meteorology In His Introduction, Olscamp Discusses The Value Of Reading The Discourse Alongside These Three Works, Which Sheds New Light On Descartes S Method Includes An Updated Bibliography


About the Author: René Descartes

Ren Descartes, also known as Renatus Cartesius Latinized form , was a highly influential French philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer He has been dubbed the Father of Modern Philosophy, and much of subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which continue to be studied closely His influence in mathematics is also apparent, the Cartesian coordinate system that is used in plane geometry and algebra being named for him, and he was one of the key figures in the Scientific Revolution.Descartes frequently sets his views apart from those of his predecessors In the opening section of the Passions of the Soul, a treatise on the Early Modern version of what are now commonly called emotions, he goes so far as to assert that he will write on his topic as if no one had written on these matters before Many elements of his philosophy have precedents in late Aristotelianism, the revived Stoicism of the 16th century, or in earlier philosophers like St Augustine In his natural philosophy, he differs from the Schools on two major points First, he rejects the analysis of corporeal substance into matter and form second, he rejects any appeal to ends divine or natural in explaining natural phenomena In his theology, he insists on the absolute freedom of God s act of creation.Descartes was a major figure in 17th century continental rationalism, later advocated by Baruch Spinoza and Gottfried Leibniz, and opposed by the empiricist school of thought consisting of Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume Leibniz, Spinoza and Descartes were all versed in mathematics as well as philosophy, and Descartes and Leibniz contributed greatly to science as well As the inventor of the Cartesian coordinate system, Descartes founded analytic geometry, the bridge between algebra and geometry, crucial to the invention of calculus and analysis Descartes reflections on mind and mechanism began the strain of Western thought that much later, impelled by the invention of the electronic computer and by the possibility of machine intelligence, blossomed into the Turing test and related thought His most famous statement is Cogito ergo sum French Je pense, donc je suis English I think, therefore I am , found in 7 of part I of Principles of Philosophy Latin and in part IV of Discourse on the Method French.



10 thoughts on “Discourse on Method, Optics, Geometry, and Meteorology

  1. says:

    I had to read Descartes Optics as part of a course on perception in early modern philosophy Descartes process of reasoning and the beauty that often lies in his argumentation is what made the work worth reading even if, of course, many of the ideas and conclusions about optics how perception, andspecifically visual perception, works are outdated.


  2. says:

    Descartes est tr s clair, il commence son livre en disant que toutes ses reflexions et recherche se baseront sur sa foi en Dieu Il reste tr s int ressant pour un croyant comme pour un non croyant Ce livre risque de vous agacer si vous n tes pas croyant et si vous voulez vraiment connaitre la v rit ou la chercher objectivement, car toutes les secondes il parle de Christ et de Dieu, il est tr s sectaire avec les animaux, qu ils consid rent comme des tres sans pens e Je pense donc je suis il Descartes est tr s clair, il commence son livre en disant que toutes ses reflexions et recherche se baseront sur sa foi en Dieu Il reste tr s int ressant pour un croyant comme pour un non croyant Ce livre risque de vous agacer si vous n tes pas croyant et si vous voulez vraiment connaitre la v rit ou la chercher objectivement, car toutes les secondes il parle de Christ et de Dieu, il est tr s sectaire avec les animaux, qu ils consid rent comme des tres sans pens e Je pense donc je suis il consid re qu un animal est trop idiot pour avoir d velopp un dialogue avec un tre de la m me esp ce Je pense que Descartes manque grandement d observation et d humilit.Ses analyses m taphysiques n en reste pas moins int ressantes, mais jug es sur le principes de la Foi, il est difficile de prendre au s rieux ses analyses des r ves notre poque l inverse de celles de Jung ou Freud par exemple Le c t religieux, j ai raison vous avez tord devient d rangeant au milieu du livre, car il r p te que les non croyants sont des m cr ants et qu ils n ont pas t touch par l intelligence de Dieu alors que lui OUI la fin les lettres de d bats sont int ressantes, car on voit que Descartes cherche le dialogue et est ouvert la recherche, il n en reste pas moins faussement modeste, de mon c t je ne le mettrai pas comme philosophe mais comme th ologien scientifique C est un livre qui a d faut de vous rapprocher de l glise peut au contraire vous en faire fuir Et qui a d faut de nous convaincre nous fait douter Sa c l bre phrase sortie du contexte est int ressante Je pense donc je suis , mais lorsque l on d veloppe sa r flexion, consid rer l humain au dessus des autres esp ces grace la religion est aujourd hui limite risible Jusqu preuve du contraire les animaux n ont pas de religion, et de d truise pas la plan te, ils vivent en parfaite harmonie avec d autre esp ces et savent g rer leur territoire et leur reproduction, les seuls personnes qui les en emp chent sont les Hommes, et dans les domaines que j ai cit s plus haut on est loin du compte


  3. says:

    I only read Optics It was interesting Mostly incorrect as time has shown, but interesting nonetheless.


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