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Rene Descartes: The Great Philosopher Who Doubted His Very Existence

Narrated by: Jason Neeser
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Philosophy
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By narrowing down everything to the last proof of life, he came to the conclusion, “I think. Therefore, I am.” 

Hear more about the genius man who used logic and evidence to figure out the realism of life and laid the foundation of 17th-century Rationalism. He drew conclusions based on reasoning that makes sense. His rhetoric included statements about God, the universe, and our perceptions of reality. Theories from this works have contributed greatly to the philosophical stage the people were at during his life. 

Subtopics of this book include:

  • His perspective on education, authoritarianism, the Cartesian coordinate system and science
  • Facts about the brain that will make you think and use it
  • The idea of God as an innate idea
  • Views on truth, error, and the evidence that we exist
  • The very facts that make Descartes a great philosopher
  • Descartes’ reasoning concerning material things
  • His criticism on other philosophers and the explanations for it
  • And much more! 

Regarded by many as one of the most intelligent philosophers with the most logical conclusions and detailed, analyzed theories, you cannot miss the thought pattern he has given humanity. Enlighten yourself and start listening now!

©2018 Ferdinand Jives (P)2018 Ferdinand Jives

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Philosophy

I was interested in the philosopher who doubted his own existence. His conclusion is that he exists because he thinks. Pretty smart.

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Makes you smart

I mean, listening to this ancient's philospher's ideas made me take another look at life and ponder its significance.

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Excellent

I love the ideas and concepts of Rene Descartes. If you ask me, this is one of the best philosophy books out there, no matter how short it is.

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Philosophy

I looked at some other books from Ferdinand Jives and decided to go with this one. No complaints. Lovely info.

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Very nice

I am always interested in learning more about philosophy and Rene Descartes is one of the most interesting ones out there.

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Best philosopher in town

Rene Descartes was a genius and it's nice to listen to a book that describes his main ideas and lifestyle.

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Great philosopher's book

The life, ideas, and main works of Descartes are being described in this brief book, and I liked it.

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The philosopher of all times

By far one of the best philosophers of all times, Rene Descartes nails it, and this book goes a long way explaining what he was all about.

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Descartes

The best philosophers were described by Ferdinand Jives, and this book adds to his genius. Great author.

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He was a genius

In my opinion, Rene Descartes was a smart philosopher. It's worth listening to some of his ideas and background.

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  • Robert
  • 11-19-18

I think, therefore, I am

Being one of my favorite philosophers, Rene Descartes was a logical thinker who was not afraid to stretch concepts all the way to God and the universe.