René Descartes Summary

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  • 7 Biographies
  • 8 Student Essays
  • 8 Encyclopedia Articles
  • 5 Literature Criticisms
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Encyclopedia Articles (8)

1,269 words, approx. 5 pages
Descartes and His Coordinate System René Descartes built the foundation for modern philosophical method with a simple catchphrase: "I think, therefore I am." He is also regard... Read more
1,705 words, approx. 6 pages
Descartes, RenÉ DESCARTES, RENÉ (1596–1650), French philosopher. Descartes is held to be the father of modern philosophy and chief architect of the modern approach to the relation... Read more
724 words, approx. 3 pages
René Descartes 1596-1650 French Philosopher, Physiologist, and Mathematician René Descartes, who was born in La Haye (now Descartes), France and died in Stockholm, Sweden, has been called th... Read more
96 words, approx. 1 pages
René Descartes 1596-1650 French mathematician and philosopher whose most significant contribution was analytic geometry. His coordinate system—subsequently called Cartesian in his honor&#x... Read more
2,070 words, approx. 7 pages
Descartes, RenÉ René Descartes (1596–1650) was born in La Haye (now Descartes), France, on March 31, and he died in Stockholm, Sweden, on February 11. Although of Roman Catholic h... Read more
1,343 words, approx. 5 pages
Cartesianism [addendum] Apparently, it was the Cambridge Platonist Henry More who introduced the term Cartesianism—from the Latin Cartesius—into the English language. The term itself now... Read more
5,463 words, approx. 19 pages
Cartesianism According to one panoramic view of modern philosophy, René Descartes is the father and Cartesianism an inherited characteristic or family trait. With no disparagement intended of t... Read more
32,458 words, approx. 109 pages
Descartes, RenÉ(1596–1650) In Discourse on Method (1637), his first published work, French philosopher and scientist René Descartes combined an intellectual autobiography with a p... Read more