Descartes, common sense, space and time

When thinking about  space,  reality and else it is useful to review some heavy duty reasoning: in  Le Discours de la Méthode (1637), R. Descartes states (one possible variant): “Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have”. You get it where Rene was going with this, right?
Our “intuitive”-common sense- ideas about space and reality  are challenged all the time-no pun intended-.  This year Language of Spirit Dialogue will be about space and place. Our common sense informs us about what we think-or some believe- space and place are.
But, big but, in here: space in the classic, newtonian sense, is radically contrasting with relational explanations of space. More to follow. I’m experimenting with blogeando. Happy with idea,  not happy with the mechanics. Very counter-intuitive.

One Response to “Descartes, common sense, space and time”

  1. theodore Says:

    Great article thanks for sharing!

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