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About René Descartes
René Descartes was a French philosopher and mathematician widely regarded as the father of modern western philosophy. His most famous philosophical statement is: "I think, therefore I am” from his book the Discourse on the Method.
He attended the Jesuit Collège Royal Henry-Le-Grand where he studied mathematics and physics. He continued his education at the University of Poitiers and earned a law degree at the age of 22 before going on to advance his knowledge in mathematics.
He was the son of Joachim Descartes and Jeanne Brochard. He was the youngest of his parents’ three children. He never got married. He had a relationship with a female servant Helena Jans van der Strom. The relationship led to the birth of his only child, a daughter named Francine born in 1635.
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Famous quotes by René Descartes
Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.René Descartes
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.René Descartes
I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.René Descartes
I am indeed amazed when I consider how weak my mind is and how prone to error.René Descartes
I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.René Descartes
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.René Descartes
It is not enough to have a good mind the main thing is to use it well.René Descartes
Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.René Descartes
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.René Descartes
The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.René Descartes
The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.René Descartes
When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.René Descartes
F.A.Q. about René Descartes
When is his birthday?
René Descartes's birthday is on March 31, 1596.
In how many days is his birthday?
René's birthday is in 61 days
How old was René when he died?
He was 53 years old.
When did he die?
He died in February 11, 1650.
How old would he be today?
René Descartes would be 425 years old if he was alive today.
Where was René from?
He was born in La Haye en Touraine, Indre-et-Loire, France.
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