Archive for the ‘Rene Descartes’ Category

What is doubtful should even be considered as false… but this doubt shouldn’t be carried over into everyday life.

Friday, August 12th, 2011
blue skull

Not long after Descartes’s birth, Shakespeare wrote “To be, or not to be,” the opening lines of one of Hamlet’s soliloquies. Here, Descartes is weighing doubt: to doubt, or not to doubt. Descartes was not as mixed up or self-involved as he may seem to us now. He was working through how we might go about a scientific…

[Read more]