26.1.09

Cogno ergo sum

Joseph Fromm has posted an article on Rene Descartes which is of intrest as he may be viewed as a progenitor of the Age of Reason and Enlightenment and all its errors
which is still evident in various cults...

Rene Descartes: Jesuit Educated

Educated in Catholic schools by the Jesuits at the Jesuit College of La Flèche between 1606 and 1614, Rene Descartes came of age during the scientific revolution. Observation and the empirical method had tumbled old belief systems and provoked crises in faith in individual identity. Doubts pervaded every aspect of life, and it was Descartes' destiny to grapple with and resolve them.

With everything in turmoil, how can people be sure they even exist? His answer, "I think, therefore I am," has reverberated through the centuries,positing a radical and dualistic sense of self, based not on external authority, divine or regal, but on subjectivity.


Link (here) to the full article.

Dieu le Roy.
de Brantigny

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