Trinity College Dublin: Ren? Descartes
Provides a biography and examination of the mathematic and philosophical work of Ren? Descartes from 'A Short Account of the History of Mathematics' by W.W. Rouse Ball.
Features biography, papers, and critiques of the philosopher and mathematician Ren?? Descartes.
Wikipedia: Ren? Descartes
User-created article examines the life and influence of philosopher and mathematician Ren? Descartes.
Encyclopedia article analyzes the epitemological work of philosopher Ren? Descartes. Includes Descartes' conception of knowledge, his skepticism, and his proof of the existence of the material world.
Literature.org: Discourse on Method
Gives the ful text of the work by philosopher Ren? Descartes "Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking Truth in the Sciences." Includes a breakdown by chapter.
Descartes' Life and Works
Encyclopedia article provides a bio of philosopher Ren? Descartes' personal and professional life, including The Meditations, The Principles, and The Passions.
Descartes and the Pineal Gland
Encyclopedia article on philosopher Ren? Descartes' work on the Pineal Gland, the gland which produces melatonin in the brain. Includes pre-Cartesian beliefs about the pineal gland, Descartes' views that the gland was the seat for the soul, and post-Cartesian developments.
Encyclopedia article on the ethics of philosopher Ren? Descartes. Explains the place of ethics in Descartes' philosophy, his work on the ethics of belief, and his correspondence with Princess Elizabeth on virtue and happiness. From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Descartes' Ontological Argument
Examines Descartes' ontological argument for the existence of God. Includes the argument itself, the distinction between essence and existence, and objections to the argument.
Explains the work of philosopher Ren? Descartes in the realm of physics. Given a brief history of Descartes scientific work, the laws of motion, and the place of force in Cartesian physics.