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Based on the statement “Cogito Ergo Sum” that often stated by philosophical Latin, René Descartes which means if someone wonders whether or not he exists, that is, in and of itself, proof that he does exist (because, at the very least, there is an "I" who does the thinking) was totally rejected by me….
Based on my understanding about the statement is René Descartes tried to rejected the reality of the existence of the mankind and the entire creation that has been form in this world. At the same time based on his statement in Meditations on First Philosophy on the Meditation II that was his argument from the existence of a deceiving god. In this statement I can conclude that all the arguemant that has been mention by René Descartes is about believing towards all creation and self-confidence/ the stand of oneself toward the reality. If someone didn’t believe obout his/ her existence in this world, he/ her cannot do anything because the body remains on the face of this earth as long as he/ she is still alive.
If someone doubted about his/her existence, actually he / she have lying to him/her. Another thing that attracted my attention is René Descartes always relate his arguement with Science and Mathematics…….. which I wondered what are the relationship between René Descartes and Design History ….. ???? what are the constribution from him to the Design History…… ?????? actually, what we have set in our mind are the factors that influence our action, believes, trust and confidence towards the particular action/ scene.
Discourse on Method
Book written by René Descartes
The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and autobiographical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences (French title: Discours de la méthode pour bien conduire sa raison, et chercher la vérité dans les sciences). The Discourse on Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation "Je pense, donc je suis" ("I think, therefore I am"), which occurs in Part IV of the work. (The similar statement in Latin, Cogito ergo sum, is found in §7 of Principles of Philosophy.)
The Discourse on the Method is one of the most influential works in the history of modern philosphy, and important to the evolution of natural sciences. In this work, Descartes tackles the problem of skepticism, which had previously been studied by Sextus Empiricus, Al-Ghazali and Michel de Montaigne. Descartes modified it to account for a truth he found to be incontrovertible. Descartes started his line of reasoning by doubting everything, so as to assess the world from a fresh perspective, clear of any preconceived notions.
The book was originally published in Leiden, Netherlands. Later, it was translated into Latin and published in 1656 in Amsterdam. The book was intended as an introduction to three works Dioptrique, Météores and Géométrie. La Géométrie contains Descartes' first introduction of the Cartesian coordinate system.
Together with Meditations on First Philosophy (Meditationes de Prima Philosophia), Principles of Philosophy (Principia philosophiae) and Rules for the Direction of the Mind (Regulae ad directionem ingenii), it forms the base of the Epistemology known as Cartesianism