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100 1  Tlumak, Jeffrey. 
245 10 Descartes, Bacon, and modern philosophy|h[Hoopla 
       electronic resource] /|cJeffrey Tlumak. 
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490 1  The world of philosophy 
490 1  The audio classics series 
506    Digital content provided by hoopla. 
511 1  Read by Lynn Redgrave. 
520    Rene' Descartes (1596-1650), the father of modern 
       rationalism, abandoned traditional paths to knowledge and 
       developed a new method of seeking truth. Descartes doubted
       everything to eliminate preconceptions, and to test all 
       candidates for true knowledge -- but he discovered he 
       could not doubt his own existence as a conscious being. 
       Through rigorous self-examination, he offered an account 
       of the nature and reality of mind, body, God, and their 
       interconnections. He aimed to affirm human individuality, 
       freedom, and spirituality in a way that was consistent 
       with his revolutionary, unified, mathematical approach to 
       science. Descartes argued that philosophies based on sense
       experience are unreliable; he said that the human soul and
       God can and must be known before we know anything about 
       the physical world. He noted that our capacity for error 
       results from the gift of free will -- but he argued that 
       by using his method for seeking knowledge we can 
       infallibly know the timeless nature of things. Descartes 
       said that humans are not merely physical beings; each of 
       us is a composite, in which an unthinking, spatially 
       extended, physical body is combined with a free, conscious,
       non-spatial mind or soul (which is the true self). The 
       body and soul intimately interact, yet each can exist 
       separately -- so it's metaphysically possible that the 
       soul may survive the death of the body. Francis Bacon 
       (1561-1626) pioneered the other major early-modern 
       philosophical method known as empiricism; unlike Descartes,
       Bacon based all genuine knowledge on sense experience. He 
       said the growth of knowledge is inhibited by faulty 
       assumptions, habits of mind and methods of investigation, 
       and he developed experimental procedures to enable 
       otherwise limited human minds to interpret nature 
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600 10 Bacon, Francis,|d1561-1626. 
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