While this characterization is true, it needs qualification. The Meditations and the Ethics are very different works, not just in substance, but also in style. In order to understand this difference one must take into account the distinction between two types of geometrical method, the analytic and the synthetic. Descartes explains this distinction as follows:
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Against Nominalism From History As the Story of Freedom: Philosophy in Intercultural Context, Clark Butler, author and editor., Editions Rodopi, 1995, pp ...