Ep. 229: Descartes's Rules for Thinking (Part Three)

Ep. 229: Descartes's Rules for Thinking (Part Three)

By Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Monday, 18 November

Concluding René Descartes's Rules for Direction of the Mind (1628).

We finish rule 12 through the end, talking about simples, the faculties of intuition and judgment, perception and imagination, necessary vs. contingent truths, and how to do Cartesian science, including what constitutes a "perfectly understood problem."

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End song: "Perfect Design" by Ian Moore, as interviewed on Nakedly Examined Music #94.

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