# Rene Descartes

(1596-1650) French philosopher, mathematician and scientist. Considered the father of modern philosophy, Descartes is known for his focus on rationalism and his method of systematic doubt to reach fundamental certainties, summarized in his famous statement “Cogito, ergo sum” (“I think, therefore I am”). In mathematics, he revolutionized geometry with the introduction of the Cartesian plane and analytic geometry, establishing a crucial connection between algebra and geometry. His thought profoundly influenced the development of the scientific method and modern philosophy.

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###### Life of Rene Descartes

René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician and scientist whose contributions have left an indelible mark on the history of …

###### Cartesian Method

The Cartesian method is a philosophical and scientific approach developed by René Descartes that is based on methodical doubt and …

###### Methodical Doubt

Methodical doubt is a philosophical concept developed by René Descartes that invites us to question our beliefs and knowledge in …

###### I Think, Therefore I Am

The phrase “Cogito, ergo sum” is a Latin expression meaning “I think, therefore I am”. It was coined by the …

###### Cartesian Coordinates

Cartesian coordinates is a fundamental mathematical tool that allows us to represent and analyze shapes and objects in space …

###### Linear Function

The linear function or line equations are a powerful tool for mathematically representing lines in the Cartesian plane …

###### Theory of Knowledge

René Descartes’ theory of knowledge has had a lasting impact on philosophy and our understanding of knowledge and reality …

###### Rationalist Philosophy

Rationalism is a philosophical current that stresses the importance of reason as a source of knowledge. Rationalist thinkers such as …

###### Cartesian Dualism

Cartesian dualism is a philosophical theory proposed by René Descartes that posits the existence of two fundamental substances in the …

###### Mechanism

Mechanism is a philosophical and scientific current that holds that everything in the universe can be explained and understood through …