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Published by BiblioLife in Charleston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophers,
  • Biography

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Edition Notes

Statementby Elizabeth S. Haldane
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 398 p., 1 l.
Number of Pages398
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27030530M
ISBN 101110319819
ISBN 109781110319817
OCLC/WorldCa713421712

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Rene Descartes, French mathematician, scientist, and philosopher who has been called the father of modern philosophy. He was among the first to abandon Scholastic Aristotelianism by formulating the first modern version of mind-body dualism and by applying an original system of methodical doubt. Scientist, mathematician, traveler, soldierand spyRene Descartes was one of the founders of the modern world. His life coincided with an extraordinary time in history: the first half of the miraculous seventeenth century, replete with genius in the arts and sciences, and wracked by civil and international conflicts across Europe/5.   This book is quite interesting and different biography about Descartes. It is quite speculative sometimes, but may be that is why I like it- "Descartes was a spy of jesuits"-theory, links to Galileo and other good stuff. I think "the life of Rene Descartes" from Richard Watson is still the best modern biography but this is not far by: René Descartes; 31 March - 11 February ) was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. Dubbed the father of modern western philosophy, much of subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which are studied closely to this day. A native of the Kingdom of France, he spent about 20 years () of his life in the Dutch Republic after .

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COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . Early life René Descartes was born on Ma , in La Haye, France. His father, Joachim, served in the Parliament of Brittany, France. Jeanne Brochard Descartes, his mother, died in Only fragments of the book survive, because when Descartes heard that a book published by Galileo (–), which also supported Copernicus. Descartes: his life and times. [Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane] A biographical study on the life of Descartes. Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Descartes, René, -- Descartes, René. Book: All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane. Descartes later added theology and medicine to his studies. But he eschewed all this, “resolving to seek no knowledge other than that of which could be found in myself or else in the great book Died: