Descartes: The Music of Reason

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What its participants called The Enlightenment would be more accurately described as The Great Reduction. One of its leading ideas was laid down by Rene Descartes when he argued that only what is precise and certain could be considered knowledge. I’m only aware of one person before that who ever explicitly laid down those standards [...]