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If Descartes' main aspirations are directed towards a first truth, it follows necessarily that the sphere of pure possibilities, and with it the sphere of probability, is excluded from philosophy. Thus Descartes ignores, for example, both the art of rhetoric and history, as fields in which the probable, rather than the truth prevails.
The defects of rationalistic, critical philosophy are much more important than they appear at first sight. By failing to take into account political faculties and the art of eloquence, this philosophy disregards two of the most important branches of human activity. … Vico formulates this idea clearly in De studiorum ratione: But this order of studies brings with it the disadvantage for young people, that in the future they will neither show intelligence in civil life, not be able to enliven a speech with characteristic colors and warm it with the fire of emotions.