Géraud de Cordemoy


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French lawyer and tutor to the future Louis XV. Cordemoy was one of the most important followers of Descartes of his time. In his Le discernement du corps et de l'âme (1666) he defends a dualist philosophy, but modifying Descartes's physics by the introduction of discrete indivisible atoms. He also wrote on the origins of language, Le discours physique de la parole (1668).

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