preview

Boyle's Conception Of Truth

Decent Essays
How can we ascertain that a camera obscura, i.e. a darken box with a small hole truly generate a projection of the world outside it? The philosopher and scientist Robert Boyle’s argued that truth is bound to the assurance of society, while René Descartes, on the other hand, argued that we can trust empirical knowledge when it appears to be ‘clear and distinct’ to us. Thus, the following essay will discuss these two conceptions of truth, starting with Boyle and then engaging with Descartes. Lastly, I will argue and conclude that Boyle’s approach is nowadays more prominent because it better describes the mechanism in which we reach truth in the sciences practices.
While developing his experimental philosophy, Boyle recognized that with the birth
Get Access