Yazdgerd: Descartes and the Gathas


A new post by Samuel Thrope at Yazdgerd.net:

“RenАажщ Descartes, the seventeenth century French philosopher considered
by many to be one of the founders of modern European rationalism, was troubled by doubt. What if, he wondered, everything that I see, hear and touch is not fundamentally, really real? What if everything I know, or think I know is false and even the truths of mathematics and physics, which seem entirely unshakeable, are clever lies and not universal laws? Decartes confronts his doubt in a book he called Meditations on First Philosophy, composed in 1640…”
Read more at: http://yazdgerd.net/2012/01/02/doubt-decartes-and-the-gathas/


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