Descartes, René
Descartes, René
Philosopher and scientist, born at La Haye France, 31 March, 1596; died at Stockholm, Sweden, 11 February 1650

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  • Descartes, René — (1596 1650) Together with Immanuel Kant and David Hume , the French philosopher René Descartes is one of the founding figures of modern Western philosophy. Descartes also made significant contributions to mathematics and the science of mechanics …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Descartes, René — (1596 1650)    philosopher, scholar    Born in La Haye, Touraine, the son of a minor nobleman, René Descartes began his education at the Jesuit school of La Flèche in Anjou. He studied law at the university of Poitiers, and in 1618 entered the… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Descartes, René — (1596–1650) French mathematician and founding father of modern philosophy. Born in La Haye, near Tours, Descartes was educated at the new Jesuit college at La Flèche, before reading law at Poitiers. In 1618 he enlisted at his own expense in the… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Descartes, René — (1596 1650)    A French rationalist philosopher who according to the British physician and alienist Forbes Benignus Winslow (1810 1874) was plagued by the voice of an invisible person after a period of confinement. Reportedly, this voice urged… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Descartes, René — ► (1596 1650) Filósofo y matemático francés. Su elaboración filosófica parte de las ideas «claras y distintas» y de la duda metódica como método para alcanzar la verdad. Sus principales obras son El discurso del método (1637), Meditaciones acerca …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • DESCARTES, RENÉ —    the father of modern philosophy, born at La Haye, in Touraine; was educated at the Jesuit College of La Flèche, where he made rapid progress in all that his masters could teach him, but soon grew sceptical as to their methods of inquiry;… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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