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René Descartes

René Descartes: * 31. March 1596 in La Haye en Touraine; † 11. February 1650 in Stockholm

 

„Abhandlung über die Methode, richtig zu denken und Wahrheit in den Wissenschaften zu suchen“

Discours de la méthode pour bien conduire sa raison et chercher la vérité dans les sciences.

Ian Maire, Leiden 1637.

 

Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician and scientist and is seen as the founder of modern early rationalism. Baruch de Spinoza and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz et al continued this philosophical flow in a critical-constructive way. "I think so I am" is probably the best-known dictum Descartes, which forms the basis of his essays.

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