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René, French philosopher, mathematician, physiologist, 1596-1650.
cartesian - relating to Cartesius, latinized form of Descartes.
Descartes law - for two given media, the sine of the angle of incidence bears a constant relation to the sine of the angle of refraction. Synonym(s): law of refraction
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Meditatii despre filosofia prima; Viata si filosofia lui Rene Descartes de Constantin Noica.
The author has made a strong and persuasive effort in unearthing heretofore neglected elements pertaining to time in the writings of Rene Descartes and Thomas Hobbes.
Abstract: This article takes up the problem of whether Karol Wojtyla can be called a dualist, as Rene Descartes is widely held to be.
Rene Descartes, el Padre de la Filosofia Moderna, uno de los mayores genios matematicos que han existido, puso los cimientos de la preponderancia de la razon tanto en la ciencia como en los asuntos humanos.
Seventeenth Century French philosopher Rene Descartes was one of history's most important and influential thinkers.
Professor at the Rene Descartes University of Paris and a member of the French Academy of Science, Miroslav Radman and his colleagues in 2006 reportedly discovered the mechanism which enables the bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans to 'come back to life' in a few hours by repairing and reorganising its genetic material (DNA).
It makes you wonder what Rene Descartes would have posted on YouTube.
The "Room in Holland" that figures in his title belongs to Rene Descartes.
He then skips forward to the Enlightenment, continuing the discussion through to the 20th century in chapters on Francois Viete, Rene Descartes, Gerard Desargues, Giovanni Saccheri, Johann Lambert, Nicolai Lobachevski and Janos Bolyai, Bernhard Riemann, Jean-Victor Poncelet, and Felix Klein.
A famous quote from Rene Descartes "I think, therefore I am".
In the seventeenth century, Rene Descartes famously declared, "I think, therefore I am.
The book also refutes the belief that the medieval church prohibited human dissection, Rene Descartes originated the mind-body distinction, and that Einstein believed in a personal God.