Rene Descartes

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Noun1.Rene Descartes - French philosopher and mathematicianRene Descartes - French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650)
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We move from Rene Descartes, who believed that falsehood arises because the will is free, to David Hume, who elevated the search for truth even as he acknowledged that the lie might be useful, to Immanuel Kant, who subordinated the search for truth to the search for meaning.
scientist and philosopher Rene Descartes; 1790: The first meeting of the US Supreme Court took place;1895: Birth of American film director John Ford; 1896: Puccini's opera La Boheme premiered in Turin;1915: Birth of footballer Sir Stanley Matthews; 1941:The Air Training Corp was founded.
One of Rene Descartes's hallmark contributions to natural philosophy is his denunciation of teleology.
"Today," says Jameson, "that older bourgeois individual subject no longer exists." Perhaps the inverse of Rene Descartes' philosophical incantation is applicable.
Part of the Routledge Guides to the Great Books series, this guide is for readers and academic teachers of Rene Descartes' Meditations.
BORN EWAN McGregor, UK actor, 1971, above CHRISTOPHER Walken, US actor, 1943 RENE Descartes, philosopher, 1596 DIED JESSE Owens, US athlete, 1980, above ISAAC Newton, English scientist, 1727 BRANDON Lee, film actor, 1993
Philosophy professor Desmond Clarke presents Descartes: A Biography, an exhaustively in-depth accounting of the life of mathematician, theologian, and philosopher Rene Descartes. Obscure during his life, yet famous after his death, Descartes was a crucial contributor to the Scientific Revolution, and even tried to prove the existence of God, though his contemporaries considered those attempts questionable at best.
Child therapist Danon-Boileau (general linguistics and language pathology, Universite Rene Descartes, Paris) continues the work he began in 1995 in L'Enfant qui ne disait rien (translated as The Silent Child Oxford, 2001), incorporating findings from recent years to create more accurate definitions of some of the ideas presented in the original text.
Rene Descartes, the Frenchman responsible for both modern geometry and modern philosophy, had a secret.
It draws upon the largely accepted importance of the Jesuit Francisco Suarez (1548-1617) and of Rene Descartes for the birth of modern philosophy.
Christofidou focuses on the claim that Rene Descartes based his dualism on a fallacious argument found in the "Discourse" Part IV, which involves a move from what he can or cannot doubt to a metaphysical conclusion.