René Descartes

(1596—1650) French philosopher, mathematician

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French philosopher, mathematician, and man of science, often called the father of modern philosophy. Aiming to reach totally secure foundations for knowledge, he began by attacking all his beliefs with sceptical doubts, and considered all that was certain was his own conciousness and therefore existence (‘cogito, ergo sum’ I think, therefore I am).

Subjects: Philosophy.

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