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    • Descartes

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Tom Sorell
    • Narrated by: Barbara Edelman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    René Descartes (1596-1650) had a remarkably short working life, and his output was small, yet his contributions to philosophy and science have endured to the present day. He is perhaps best known for his statement "Cogito, ergo sum". By a mixture of "intuition" and "deduction" Descartes derived from the "cogito" principle first the existence of a material world. But Descartes did not intend the metaphysics to stand apart from his scientific work, which included important investigations into physics, mathematics, psychology, and optics.

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    • The sometimes clear & mostly indubitable Descartes

    • By Darwin8u on 10-05-16

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