A Companion to Descartes

@inproceedings{Broughton2007ACT,
  title={A Companion to Descartes},
  author={J. Broughton and John Carriero},
  year={2007}
}
matters, which seem to have no use. Moreover the former is so closely tied to the examination of fi gures that it cannot exercise the intellect without greatly tiring the imagination; and the latter is so confi ned to certain rules and symbols that the end result is a confused and obscure art which encumbers the mind, than a science which cultivates it. (1:119–20; AT 6:17–18) Despite the shortcomings of logic, analysis, and algebra, Descartes’s project was to try to extract from them rules for… Expand
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