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Author:

Meier, Paul

Category:

Research Papers

Sub-Category:

Philosophy

Language:

French

Date Published:

April 9, 2017

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76

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Abstract:

“Le bon sens est la chose au monde la mieux partagée”, a écrit René Descartes en introduction de son Discours de la méthode. Il entendait par là une science innée dont il affirmait dans une correspondance avec la reine Christine, “qu'elle est préférable à toute autre connaissance que nous aient enseignée les hommes, puisqu'elle en est la source.” Descartes doutait des enseignements dogmatiques de son époque et adopta comme première règle “de ne recevoir jamais aucune chose pour vraie, que je ne la connusse évidemment être telle”. Il était encore un de ces savants de la Renaissance qui ne séparaient pas la science de la philosophie. En effet, selon une sagesse antique, ce qui est en haut est comme ce qui est en bas et ce qui est en bas est comme ce qui est en haut. Pour lui, la réalité intérieure, pensée (res cogitans) et la réalité extérieure observée (res extensa) étaient liées par une même origine, et la pensée était l'intermédiaire entre le monde observable et cette source divine d'existence. C'est ainsi qu'il faut comprendre le sens de son évidence première “Je pense donc je suis”.....

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