Cartesian circle

Philosophy dictionary. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cartesian circle — The Cartesian circle is a mistake in reasoning attributed to René Descartes.Descartes argues ndash; for example, in the third of his Meditations on First Philosophy ndash; that whatever one clearly and distinctly perceives is true: I now seem to… …   Wikipedia

  • Cartesian circle — Allegedly circular reasoning used by René Descartes to show that whatever he perceives clearly and distinctly is true. Descartes argues that clear and distinct perception is a guarantor of truth because God, who is not a deceiver, would not allow …   Universalium

  • Cartesian circle — noun A supposed error in reasoning attributed to René Descartes. A form of circular argument …   Wiktionary

  • Cartesian doubt — Certainty series Agnosticism Belief Certainty Doubt Determinism Epistemology Estimation Fallibilism Fa …   Wikipedia

  • circle — circler, n. /serr keuhl/, n., v., circled, circling. n. 1. a closed plane curve consisting of all points at a given distance from a point within it called the center. Equation: x2 + y2 = r2. 2. the portion of a plane bounded by such a curve. 3.… …   Universalium

  • Circle — This article is about the shape and mathematical concept. For other uses, see Circle (disambiguation). Circle illustration showing a radius, a diameter, the centre and the circumference …   Wikipedia

  • Cartesian coordinate system — Illustration of a Cartesian coordinate plane. Four points are marked and labeled with their coordinates: (2, 3) in green, (−3, 1) in red, (−1.5, −2.5) in blue, and the origin (0, 0) in purple. A Cartesian coordinate system specifies each point… …   Wikipedia

  • Circumscribed circle — Circumscribed circle, C, and circumcenter, O, of a cyclic polygon, P In geometry, the circumscribed circle or circumcircle of a polygon is a circle which passes through all the vertices of the polygon. The center of this circle is called the… …   Wikipedia

  • Mohr's circle — Mohr s circles for a three dimensional state of stress Mohr s circle, named after Christian Otto Mohr, is a two dimensional graphical representation of the state of stress at a point. The abscissa, , and ordinate …   Wikipedia

  • Great circle — For fictional interstellar organization called Great Circle, see Andromeda (novel). A great circle divides the sphere in two equal hemispheres A great circle, also known as a Riemannian circle, of a sphere is the intersection of the sphere and a… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”