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The Applications of Causality in the Philosophy of Descartes
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Maryam Hasanpour
Descartes, Causality, Commanding skepticism, Clarity, Differentiation, God
Rene Descartes, the founder of a new philosophy in the west since the seventeenth century, founded his philosophy based on commanding skepticism and abandoning all his former beliefs, and gradually tried, by relying on an undeniable witness as "I think", to establish a philosophy to be a positivism from the beginning to the end. It will be shown, in this article, that though Descartes did not specifically make a discussion concerning causality in his works, he made use of causality in some parts of his philosophy. In this article, the principle of causality and its application will be initially analyzed in the Descartes principles of philosophy and then some logics will be presented for proving the ontology of God, and it will be seen that he had never been ignorant of the principle of causality.
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