Descartes' Meditations in the end of Medieval Thought and the beginning of Modern Thought.

The publication of Descartes' Meditations has been identified as a defining episode marking the end of Medieval Thought and the beginning of Modern Thought. Discuss this view and make clear what particular themes or ideas in the Meditations support this interpretation.

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In addition, and related to the new rationality in the Enlightenment movement, there is a new interest in the project of science APART from religious authority. Don't forget the difficulties that Copernicus, and later Galileo had with the Church and their theories. Descartes, and later Kant was very much taken with Copernicus' ideas, and we have in this new thinking the notion that knowledge can be achieved apart from theology - that perhaps religion does ...