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Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes
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Jul 15, 2009

did not like it
Read in July, 2009

Quite frankly, I thought this was garbage. I felt like it was written by a modern day apologetic trying to convince themselves of God's existence. There are about 5 pages where Descartes displays a healthy dose of skepticism and makes some fairly astute introspective observations. The rest is him making outrageous assumptions, and then making further assumptions based off those first assumptions.

I do think it's important to know about his ideas if you are into philosophy. Perhaps, when taken into context of the 1600's, it gets him off the hook a bit. But, I really did not find anything illuminating about this treatise.
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