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Rene Descartes, Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking Truth in the Sciences

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Author:   Rene Descartes
Headline:   Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking Truth in the Sciences
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This work is one of the most influential in history. The famous phrase, "COGITO ERGO SUM" (I think, therefore I am) is a central theme. Descartes' beliefs on that dual nature of mind and body, and his emphasis on the role of doubt in all inquiry, formed the basis for centuries of science and social thought.

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Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy, 1641

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Author:   Rene Descartes
Headline:   Meditations on First Philosophy, 1641
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Copyright: 1996, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. This file is of the 1911 edition of The Philosophical Works of Descartes (Cambridge University Press), translated by Elizabeth S. Haldane.1

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