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  • descartes's — des·cartes s …   English syllables

  • descartes's rule of signs — (ˈ)dā|kärts , kȧts Usage: usually capitalized D Etymology: after René Descartes died 1650 French philosopher and mathematician : a rule of algebra: in an algebraic equation with real coefficients, F(x) = 0, arranged according to powers of x, the …   Useful english dictionary

  • Descartes: methodology — Stephen Gaukroger INTRODUCTION The seventeenth century is often referred to as the century of the Scientific Revolution, a time of fundamental scientific change in which traditional theories were either replaced by new ones or radically… …   History of philosophy

  • Descartes: metaphysics and the philosophy of mind — John Cottingham THE CARTESIAN PROJECT Descartes is rightly regarded as one of the inaugurators of the modern age, and there is no doubt that his thought profoundly altered the course of Western philosophy. In no area has this influence been more… …   History of philosophy

  • DESCARTES (R.) — René Descartes est à la fois le plus célèbre et le plus grand des philosophes français. En France, cependant, sa célébrité ne tient pas toujours à son génie, mais à une simplification désastreuse de sa doctrine, où l’on ne voit qu’un rationalisme …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Descartes — René Descartes « Descartes » redirige ici. Pour les autres significations, voir Descartes (homonymie). René Descartes Philos …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Descartes, René — Des·cartes (dā kärtʹ), René. 1596 1650. French mathematician, philosopher, and scientist who is considered the father of analytic geometry and the founder of modern rationalism. His main works, Meditations on First Philosophy (1641) and… …   Universalium

  • Descartes — René Descartes in einem Portrait von Frans Hals, 1648 René Descartes [ʀəˈne deˈkaʀt], latinisiert Renatus Cartesius, (* 31. März 1596 in La Haye/Touraine, Frankreich; † …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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)    French philosopher Rene´ Descartes challenged scepticism and scholastism while creating a body of work sufficient to earn him the title Father of Modern Philosophy . This title refers to his emphasis upon individual reason and… …   Christian Philosophy

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