Clear and distinct

Yesterday at the library I happened to read Rules for the direction of mind by Descartes. It is one of his earliest writings, unfinished, and even the preface told it isn’t of the same quality as his later works.

However, when I read it through, it gave me better insight to the philosophy of Descartes than any other text I’ve read before.

Stressing what I think is the most important difference between him and his predecessors (and bulk of followers): don’t accept any vague points in your thinking.

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