Five Card Story: René Descartes

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The first artwork is the picture of the nature, Descartes claims that he has a clear and distinct image of himself, which he grounds his existence on the light of nature. He considers anything he derives to be true if its clear and distinct. By comparing examples and finding one that is incorrect, he proves this using the concept of non-contradiction. The second picture is the salad, Descartes was a vegetarian who believed that eating meat harmed one's chances of living a long and healthy life, whereas Bentham was not only not a vegetarian but also believe that animals murdered by humans suffered less than those slain in the wild. The next picture is flower, he was considerably more interested in plants research than is often acknowledged. We know that his natural philosophy did not contain a botanical part, and that he occasionally distinguished between plants and living beings. However, beginning in late 1637, this article indicates a key tendency in Descartes' naturalistic interested in plants. The fourth picture is a broken glass, The Frenchman was fascinated by the idea of perception and reality. In his landmark 1641 work Meditation on First Philosophy, Descartes used the glass of delusion to show that we all perceive the world differently. Lastly, the picture if sign wherein Descartes developed a "rule of signs" technique for determining the number of positive or negative real roots of polynomial in mathematics.

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