Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

Tom Sorell

Descartes may be most sensible identified for his assertion, "Cogito, ergo sum," the cornerstone of his metaphysics. yet he didn't intend the metaphysics to face except his clinical paintings, which incorporated vital investigations into physics, arithmetic, and optics. during this publication, Sorell indicates that Descarates was once, in particular, an suggest and practitioner of the recent mathematical method of physics, and that he built his philosophies to aid his discoveries within the sciences.

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