This is the final installment of my series on Descartes’ Meditations. Please read part 1 HERE, and part 2 HERE. Fifth Meditation Of the Essence of Material Things; and, Once More of God, That He Exists I shan’t say a lot about this Meditation because he spends most of it re-treading the ground of the…… Continue reading Descartes’ Meditations, 3/3
This is the second post in the series and covers the third and fourth meditations. To read the first part, which covers the first two, CLICK HERE. The Third Meditation Of God; That He Exists In the third meditation, Descartes does two things; Firstly, he takes us through a deep analysis of the objects in…… Continue reading Descartes’ Meditations, 2/3
“The eye is the first circle; The horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end”- R. W. Emerson. Emerson took the circle to be a veritable metaphor for nature. It described human thought and navigation of life, and the laws of nature. His essay was highly…… Continue reading Ralph Waldo Emerson- Circles. An essay of spiritual growth.
In this post, I intend to explain Rene Descartes’ Meditations. It is one of the most important and influential books in the history of philosophy, so deserves to be understood. I do not intend to engage with the text very much, merely explain what the text is about. I shall leave readers to muse upon…… Continue reading Descartes’ Meditations, 1/3