Thursday, November 26, 2015

René Descartes Philosopher

    René Descartes
    René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist who spent about 20 years of his life in the Dutch Republic. Wikipedia
    DiedFebruary 11, 1650, Stockholm, Sweden

Philosophical Thoughts and Reflection for Everyone

Philosophy  is divided   according to different    periods  in time  depending on  the prevailing attitude in  the philosophical spirit and approach to the perennial fundamental  questions into
Ancient , Mediaeval and Modern  Philosophy.  Approximately around XVI th   century and  the Renaissance of the Greek and Roman styles of living and  thinking, the  discovery of different  continents and the beginning of  science and the scientific methods with the  concomitant  conquests of nature and  rapidly developing discoveries of almost all branches of different sciences there  developed    gradually what today we call Modern Philosophy. It is important to remember that the fundamental questions are still same but the approach to them and the different solutions are new. In Modern Philosophy under the impact mentioned above   plus the gradual  loss of confidence in the powers of the human mind, the central issue became the question of the nature , scope, limits and limitation of human knowledge. The prevailing  attitude of  doubt  in the old previous philosophical solutions and beliefs   gradually dominated the modern times. The  name of the philosopher who usually is mentioned as the father of Modern Philosophy is the French philosopher  Rene Descartes. It was Descartes   who openly and honestly  became aware of his  inner lack  of certainty and   pervasive doubt. Descartes wanted to develop a philosophy of reality with  indubitable foundation , absolutely certain on which to build the total vision of reality. This is why he is universally   known by his famous statement: “ Cogito Ergo Sum,”  I think therefore I am.

Philosophical Thoughts and Reflections for Everyone: Life with a purpose - recordings by Prof. Leszek Figurski, Ph.D uploaded: by Distance Professional Learning 

Prof. Leszek Figurski has taught as at St.Peters College/University (1985-2014). This lecture corresponds with philosophy's course Pl-101 focused on exploring the meaning of life. The question of the meaning of life is not one of those  questions that require  a specific answer. It is the duty of each individual to search for truth and the meaning of existenceBooks: The Courage to Think for Yourself: The Search for Truth and the Meaning of Human Life Finality and Intelligence: Is the Universe Designed? ISBN/978-3-639-89063-1 Visit Amazon's Leszek Figurski Page Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Odwaga krytycznego myslenia: W poszukiwaniu sensu zycia (Nook book) Polish ISBN/ 9788378592853 www.barnesandnoble.com

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