On this episode of the podcast, we continue our three-part series on Rene Descartes. First, we discuss the obvious but unprovable superiority of fresh-caught tuna to Chicken of the Sea and how this parallels the divide between the continental rationalists and the British empiricists. Next, we learn about Descartes’ early life and how he essentially became Steve Jobs with neck ruffles. Finally, we examine the difference between people who avoid the boulder and those who find a way to demolish it. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This![widgets_on_pages id=”subscribe_on_itunes”]
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Additional Stuff For Anyone Interested:
Great overview of his Life and Works: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/158787/Rene-Descartes
More philosophy oriented overview: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/descartes-works/
Descartes letter found recently: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/25/books/25descartes.html?_r=0
Descartes may have been poisoned? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/feb/14/rene-descartes-poisoned-catholic-priest