Discourse on the Method, by René Descartes


The course covers Descartes' method of doubt, the pursuit of truth in knowledge, the nature of progress and perfection, and Descartes' personal reflections and intentions.

What you will learn

To develop critical thinking skills, gain a deep understanding of Descartes' philosophical method, and apply rationalism to the pursuit of knowledge and truth.

Course program

Foundations of Descartes' Method
The Nature of Progress and Perfection
The Pursuit of Truth in Knowledge
The Method of Certitude
Provisional Morality and the Pursuit of Knowledge
Fundamental Philosophical Insights
Descartes' Scientific and Metaphysical Theories
Descartes' Personal Reflections and Intentions