Descartes’ Attempt to Displace the Divine

Joseph Wright painting: A Philosopher Lecturing with a Mechanical Planetary

Descartes and the Need for a Philosophic Method


On Monday, February 26, 2018, Arthur Milikh gave a talk at Boise State’s American Founding Initiative, a JMC partner program. He discussed Descartes‘ philosophic method as an attempt to remove God from human consciousness. He also explained the ways Descartes’ teaching has shaped American thought and political life.

Watch the lecture below:



Arthur Milikh headshotArthur Milikh conducts research on America’s founding principles. As associate director of The Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, he oversees the center’s research portfolio and gives talks on the tenets of the American political tradition to policymakers, political leaders, and the public.

Before joining Heritage in 2014, Milikh worked for the House Armed Services Committee and at the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank. He has published articles in a variety of outlets. He received a bachelor of arts degree in political science and philosophy from Emory University and a master’s degree in political theory from University of Chicago. He is a doctoral candidate at the Catholic University of America.

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