Descartes is seen as a reaction against scholastic philosophy in seventeenth century. The reason for this thought is that Descartes strongly criticized the methods of scholatic philosophy in his some writings. Scholastic philosphy was based on constant dogmas that could not be changed or criticized while Descartes claims that everything, even God, should be criticized to achieve the truth. If you look at Descartes' philosophy in your own perspective you can easily say that he is inconsistent with himself; however, if you can catch his idea or view in which he see the world, God, and everything you will see that he built his philosophy on unshakable bases. Actually, the given two proposition are seen inconsistent without Descartes' glasses.
As Mustafa Armagan states, Descartes follows four basic ways when he philosophisizes. First of all is that you should accept nothing unless its truth is obvous. The second is that subjects that will be examined should be brought into pieces as much as possible.
The third is that you should follow an order way while you are thinking. And the fourth is that you should control everything not to skip any detail . By using these ways, Descartes formed his philosophy.
Descartes, as other philosophers, tries to reach absolute truth. To do this he doubts everything that contains any small piece of friction or that he sees a sign of friction. He says that because our senses do not provide us the reality and can deceive us we have to doubt everything. He uses his first basic way of his method that accept nothing unless its truth is obvious. He tells us that because of our senses' imperfection we percieve one thing differently and adds that we cannot be sure that something exists as we perceive . He...