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What Descartes meant is the only thing I’m absolutely sure of is my own consciousness.The Spiritual Consciousness of Christof Koch - Issue 107: The Edge|Steve Paulson|October 13, 2021|Nautilus
We are not the beast machines of Descartes, for whom life was irrelevant to mind.
Newton used a variety of empirical data, from the satellites of Jupiter and the regular motion of planets and comets through space, to refute Descartes’ theories.
This idea of so-called “impact motion” through “corporeal vortices” was challenged by some of Descartes’ near contemporaries, most notably Isaac Newton.
Descartes approached his problem by pointing out that the longevity of ancient philosophical doctrines, and their evident lack of consensus, is based on the absence of precise thinking.
She gives no nods to the Humanists, like Montaigne, Francis Bacon, Erasmus, or Descartes.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A city at its best, wrote the philosopher René Descartes, provides “an inventory of the possible.”Hot U.S. Cities That Offer Both Jobs and Culture Are Mostly Southern and Modest Sized|Joel Kotkin, Wendell Cox|July 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Somewhere, Descartes must be mulling a new declaration for the modern era: I emit carbon dioxide, therefore I am.
He was the friend of Descartes, and a philosopher; distinguished for his eloquence and as an author.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The prime fact in philosophy was to him, as to Augustine and Descartes, the certainty of individual consciousness.
The following is an argument of Descartes to prove, in his priori manner, the being of a God.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
Fénélon could not have persuaded him; but Descartes might have influenced him.My Recollections of Lord Byron|Teresa Guiccioli
He did not make a system, like Descartes or Spinoza or Newton: he showed the way to make it on sound principles.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord