On this episode of the podcast we conclude our three-part installment on Rene Descartes. First we discuss what the concept of God meant to Descartes. Then we discuss why the concept of God was crucial for his system to be received well. Finally we imagine how it would feel to be lambasted by the most annoying/brilliant Jehovah’s Witness in the history of the world. All this and more on this 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