Cartesian reflections about moral good


  • Rodrigo Jesús Ocampo Giraldo Universidad Autónoma de Occidente



passions, virtues, ultimate morals, sovereign right


In addition to the interest that René Descartes had to construct a solid building of knowledge, there flection on morality and the question of how to behave oneself in life, has an equally important place in his philosophy. In various letters and writings oriented to the search for truth, it is possible to trace a number of considerations about what constitutes a moral life oriented in a moral sense by the right use of reason.

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Author Biography

Rodrigo Jesús Ocampo Giraldo, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente

Departamento de Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Cali, Colombia


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How to Cite

Ocampo Giraldo, R. J. (2010). Cartesian reflections about moral good. Estudios De Filosofía, (41), 221–230.



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