René Descartes, The Philosopher Mathematician That “Mathematized” Philosophy

René Descartes (1596–1650): The Philosophical Loner

A portrait of René Descartes, created by artist Frans Hals, via Wikimedia

Descartes And His Most Influential Works

Title page of René Descartes’ Discourse on Method, via Wikimedia
  1. Accept nothing as true that is not self evident
  2. Divide problems into their simplest parts.
  3. Solve problems by proceeding from simple to complex
  4. Recheck the reasoning‍

Descartes’s Unfortunate End



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Dr. Aditya Nagrath

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