Tocqueville and Descartes

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Book Two, Chapter One America is therefore one of the countries in the world where philosophy is least studied, and where the precepts of Descartes are best applied. I think that in no country in the civilized world is less attention paid to philosophy than in the United States.… Continue reading Tocqueville and Descartes

Russia and America, Tocqueville

Russia and America There are, at the present time, two great nations in the world which seem to tend towards the same end, although they started from different points: I allude to the Russians and the Americans. Both of them have grown up unnoticed; and whilst the attention of mankind was directed elsewhere, they have… Continue reading Russia and America, Tocqueville