The course intends to introduce students to Descartes´ Doctrine, as it represents the philosophical birth certificate of Modernity. This Doctrine provides for almost all the greatest philosophical problems, in germinal stage, that were object of discussion ever since. Descartes´ Doctrine is one of the most remarkable efforts to protect the fundamental theses from the medieval outlook: God´s existence and immortality of the soul. Descartes thus became the last medieval thinker and the first modern philosopher.
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