Browsing by Subject "Rene Descartes"
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Astronomy (2009-07-23)This series of notes written by James Dinwiddie focuses on astronomy. Dinwiddie discusses the properties of the moon and outlines the lunar cycle as well as the phenomenon of comets. He provides a list of well known ...
Introduction (2009-07-23)This introductory lecture written by James Dinwiddie discusses natural philosophy. Dinwiddie draws on past philosophers including Rene Descartes, Plato, and John Locke to describe Nature and man's relationship with her. ...
Introductory Lecture (2009-07-21)James Dinwiddie wrote this introductory lecture on January 19, 1792. He discusses knowledge, existence, and sensation and quotes Rene Descartes (cogito ergo sum). This file consists of two pages of lecture notes
Lecture 11 (2009-07-21)These lecture notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1783 (?) note various astronomical systems including the Ptolemaic and Copernican as well as Kepler's, Newton's, and Descartes' theories on planetary motion. The file ...