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Rene Descartes

Summary: Descartes studies led him to see a new way of thinking. His first work the "Rules for the Direction of the Mind" showcased his new beliefs. Even though this was distributed in manuscript form, this book was never published until 1701. Descartes gave the assumption that man's knowledge was limited by the untrue belief that the various objects of experience determine science.
René Descartes was born on March 31, 1596 in La Haye France, in the region of Touraine. He was the son of Joachim and Jeanne Descartes. His father was a member of minor nobility and served in the Parliament of Brittany. A year after his birth his mother died, and although his father remarried, their maternal grandmother and a nurse raised Descartes and his older brother and sister. In 1604 René entered La Fleche College at the age of eight. The king established this school, which was a Jesuit college that was for the young nobility. (Encyclopedia of World Biography, 1998). At this school he studied a variety of subjects and did extremely well in Mathematics. While in school his health was poor and he was granted permission to remain in bed until 11am, which was a routine he maintained until his death. (O'Connor/Robertson, 1997). Descartes stayed at this school for eight-years...

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