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Descartes, Rene

Born: 31-3-1596 at La Hye, Touraine, France
Died: 11-2-1650

Summary of Biography

Celebrated French mathematician, philosopher and scientist. Descartes is regarded as the father of modern scientific method and modern philosophy. He studied scholastic philosophy and physics as a student, traveled through Europe and worked as a soldier.


Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650) was a renowned mathematician, scientist, and philosopher born in La Haye, France. He believed that all natural phenomenon, matter, and motion can be defined through mathematics. La Geometrie (1637) is his most famous work of mathematics. Descartes is sometimes regarded as the founder of modern philosophy and one of the first to investigate the mind - body relationship. He later introduced a famous Latin phrase, Cogito Ergo Sum (I think, therefore I am).

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Discourse on the Method
Discourse on the Method

UK£ 16.99
A Discourse on Method
A Discourse on Method

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