René Descartes

René Descartes – Quotes – Part III – Method, Love, Free thoughts

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Data da publicação: 24/03/2014

The Four Rational Methods The first method was never to accept anything for true which I did not clearly know to be such; that is to say, carefully to avoid precipitancy and prejudice, and to comprise nothing more in my judgment than what was presented to my mind so clearly and distinctly as to exclude all ground of doubt. The second method, to divide each of the difficulties under examination into as many parts as possible, a...

René Descartes – Quotes – part II

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Data da publicação: 06/03/2014

Knowledge, Science and Philosophy Logic and its syllogisms and most of its other instructions are more useful to expound one’s knowledge to others than to really learn. Today we cannot overly conceed to my distrust, seeing that, now, it is no longer time to act, but to meditate and aquire knowledge. The philosophy I practice is not barbaric and fierce that it rejects the passions; on the contrary, it is in them alone wh...

René Descartes – phrases – Part 1

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Data da publicação: 14/02/2014

  René Descartes (La Haye en Touraine, 31/03/1596 – Stockholm, 11/02/1650), French philosopher, physicist and mathematician Wisdom It is prudent never to trust completely those who have deceived us even once. The passions “are all intrinsically good, and that all we have to avoid is their misuse or their excess. Two things contribute to progress: to go faster than others or go the right way. When it is not in ou...