Talk:Discourse on Method

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 Definition Philosophical and mathematical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637, best known as the source of the famous quotation 'Je pense, donc je suis' ('I think, therefore I am'). [d] [e]
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Glad to see this new entry on Descartes' work -- but the diagram makes my eyes hurt a bit, and I'm not sure what it adds. Could it perhaps be downsized a bit, or placed a bit further down the page, or thumbnailed slightly? Also, perhaps this image should be added at the top? Russell Potter 09:35, 8 May 2007 (CDT)

I tried to make an overview of the method with a diagram. The original idea came from a "featured article" in the Portuguese wikipedia. For now, I shall move it down. I shall not be offended if you remove it. I may try something else later. Daniel Demaret 09:45, 9 May 2007 (CDT)
I took away the diagram for now. Daniel Demaret 14:16, 9 May 2007 (CDT)
The article looks good -- I don't think the diagram was a bad one, just a bit jarring as the first thing the reader sees; I thought it worked fine a little further down the page! I've taken the liberty of adding an image of the cover of the 1st edition Russell Potter 14:41, 9 May 2007 (CDT)
Hey, the new chart is much easier on the eyes; looks great! Russell Potter 09:43, 10 May 2007 (CDT)
Thank you for the positive feedback :) . Daniel Demaret 13:15, 10 May 2007 (CDT)
The chart is just a little bit wide for my screen. Can it be made just a little bit narrower? Derek Harkness 05:55, 9 July 2007 (CDT)

Mathematics, not really

The Discourse itself has little in the way of actual mathematics; it's pretty much pure philosophy. The treatises published with the Discourse were mathematical, but "the Discourse on Method" just refers to the methodological treatise. --Larry Sanger 07:46, 9 July 2007 (CDT)