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Today's Quote on Perception

We do not describe the world we see, we see the world we can describe.

Rene Descartes


"We do not describe the world we see, we see the world we can describe."

“We do not describe the world we see, we see the world we can describe.”

Rene Descartes, philosopher


Meditations On First Philosophy by Rene Descartes

Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descartes is a work in which Descartes first sought to abandon all beliefs that are not absolutely certain, and to then establish what can be… 2.003 palabras más


René Descartes: Early Modern (1596–1650)


Meditation One

Of the Things of Which We May Doubt

1. Several years have now elapsed since I first became aware that I had accepted, even from my youth, many false opinions for true, and that consequently what I afterward based on such principles was highly doubtful; and from that time I was convinced of the necessity of undertaking once in my life to rid myself of all the opinions I had adopted, and of commencing anew the work of building from the foundation, if I desired to establish a firm and abiding superstructure in the sciences. 1.667 palabras más

John Mark Reynolds

The Voice of the Mind

Hi! I’m Paul and welcome to my world!

Perhaps one of the earliest discoveries on my path to recovery from overwhelming anxiety and depression was the role my own mind played in how I perceived the world around me. 256 palabras más


Rene Descartes - Commentary on 2nd Meditation


In Meditation 2 (lines 231 – 285), Descartes presents a case, using the example of a piece of wax, to show that our senses can never reveal the essence of any substance and that only our faculty of reason can do so. 798 palabras más

Dream of Enlightenment by Anthony Gottlieb

Unlike his 2000 volume, Dream of Reason, I don’t have an easy reference for this book.  Peter Adamson‘s Without Any Gaps podcast hasn’t got this far yet.  279 palabras más