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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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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.
Rene Descartes, famous for saying "I think, therefore I am," a phrase with the underlying tenet that true knowledge lies in facts and research rather than church teachings.
After surveying the views of ancient, medieval and modern philosophers of mathematics such as Aristotle, Plato, Rene Descartes, Gottfried Leibniz, David Hume, Bertrand Russel, and Immanuel Kant, Atiyah concluded that it is thanks to mathematics that man is able to ask new philosophical questions.
The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and Rene Descartes.
Attributed to the French philosopher Rene Descartes what is the English translation of the Latin phrase: "Cogito, ergo sum.
Attributed to the French philosopher Rene Descartes, what is the English translation of the Latin phrase: "Cogito, ergo sum.
As a champion of neo-scholasticism and Aristotelianism, he became one of the main opponents of Rene Descartes and his Dutch followers.
At the opening session, Prof Jean-Claude Chaumeil, Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite Rene Descartes Paris V, France, introduced the programme for the two days and the main theme of this 2008 edition on the specific constraints linked to cancer treatment.
It will be displayed alongside a skull dating back 30,000 years, and that of 17th-century philosopher Rene Descartes depicting the changes to the shape of heads through time.