On Descartes' Discourse "Touching the method of Using One's Reason Rightly and of Seeking Scientific Truth" It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.
Source: Descartes' Discourse published in Collected Essays, vol. 1, 1893.
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