[ US /deɪˈkɑɹt/ ]
  1. 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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How To Use Descartes In A Sentence

  • Thus, in the Western philosophical tradition, occasionalists in the proper sense of the term emerge in earnest in the wake of René Descartes (1596 “ 1650) in the form of “Cartesian occasionalists”. Occasionalism
  • Descartes viewed the world around him as particles of matter and explained natural phenomena through their motion and mechanical interactions.
  • It might therefore seem clear, whatever else is the case, that Descartes conceives of knowledge as advancing truth.
  • The principal form that error takes, for Descartes, is in the judgment that the ideas that are in me ‘are similar or conformable to the things which are outside me’.
  • Descartes'rational intuition has brought durative effect to whole philosophy later.
  • [Footnote: As Buffon has well said: -- "L'idée de ramener l'explication de tous les phénomènes à des principes mecaniques est assurement grande et belle, ce pas est le plus hardi qu'on peut faire en philosophie, et c'est Descartes qui l'a fait." -- _l.c. _ p. 50.] Darwiniana : Essays — Volume 02
  • Transcendental philosophy started with Descartess philosophical principle which makes the world objective in subjectivity with "transcendental self" as the Archimedess point.
  • I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen. Rene Descartes 
  • Reductionist science grew from the clockwork logic of Descartes.
  • This folium was first discussed by Descartes in 1638.
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