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what are the advantages of the meditations of rené descartes ?

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what is the title of descartes meditations?

meditations on first philosophy


author of meditations on first philosphy?

rene descartes


who wrote meditations on first philosophy?

rene descartes


what is the name of the strategy employed by descartes in the meditations?

the ontological argument


what is the aim or purpose of descartes meditations?

descartes hopes to find out what he can know for certain, without any doubt, about the world and nature.


was ren descartes ever married?

no. he was never married. he never get married. he remained single for whole of his life.


what are facts about ren descartes?

he was born on march 31st, 1596 in lahaye, france. when he was eight he attended the jesuit college


why did ren descartes embark on the project of doubt?

short answer: descartes' doubt was like wwi - the doubt to end all doubt. only by doubting everything could descartes hope to find anything that was certain (even if the only certainty is that nothing else is certain!).


what motivates descartes to write his meditations?

he knows that he has accumulated a number of false beliefs in his youth and he wishes to tear them all down and start anew with foundations that he knows for certain are true.


what has the author paul r douillard written?

paul r. douillard has written: 'metaphysics and epistemology in descartes' meditations' -- subject(s): knowledge, theory of, metaphysics, theory of knowledge


who was ren descartes and what was he famous for?

rené descartes was a french philosopher, mathematician, and writer who spent most of his adult life in the dutch republic. he has been dubbed the 'father of modern philosophy', and much subsequent western philosophy is a response to his writings, which are studied closely to this day. in particular, his meditations on first philosophy continues to be a standard text at most university philosophy departments. descartes' influence in mathematics is equally apparent; the cartesian coordinate system - allowing algebraic equations to be expressed as geometric shapes, in a 2d coordinate system - was named after him. he is credited as the father of analytical geometry, the bridge between algebra and geometry, crucial to the discovery of infinitesimal calculus and analysis. descartes was also one of the key figures in the scientific revolution.


advantages of an extended family?

a child(ren) would be able to socialize easily


what is cartesian?

cartesian refers to the philosopher and mathematician ren


what were rene descartes's major published materials?

rene descartes' most important published books include discourse on method (1637), meditations on first philosophy (1642), and principles of philosophy (1644).


how did rene descartes' discoveries help benefit humankind?

rene descartes discoveries helped benefit mankind in many ways. his influence in mathematics is still used today in engineering, science, and every day life. his 'meditations on first philosophy' is a standard text at most university philosophy departments today.


what are facts about rene descartes?

a town that descartes born was renamed into 'descartes"


what role does ethics play in descartes's meditations?

ethics plays no direct role in descartes's meditations on first philosophy; first philosophy is about ontology and epistemology, not ethics. however, descartes states in his letter of dedication that his motivation is to provide incentive for people to live better because "in this life there are often more rewards for vices than for virtues" [cress translation]. .


when was meditations in green created?

meditations in green was created in 1983.


when was meditations on the peaks created?

meditations on the peaks was created in 1974.


who wrote meditations?

marcus aurelius was the emperor who wrote the meditations.


what has the author bernard c mischke written?

bernard c. mischke has written: 'meditations on the mass' -- subject(s): mass, meditations 'meditations on the psalms' -- subject(s): bible, meditations


what has the author andrew welwood written?

andrew welwood has written: 'meditations, representing a glimpse of glory' -- subject(s): meditations, heaven 'meditations representing a glimpse of glory: or, a gospel-discovery of emmanuel's land' -- subject(s): meditations, salvation, hymns 'meditations representing a glimpse of glory' -- subject(s): meditations, correspondence, heaven


emperor who wrote meditations?

marcus aurelius was the emperor who wrote the meditations.


who raised rene descartes?

rene descartes


read the description of ren and eacute descartes below. how are descartes's ideas similar to modern science?

modern science also uses a clear method to discover answers to questions. (apex)