Because Joachim was a councillor in the Parlement of Brittany in RennesDescartes inherited a modest rank of nobility. Descartes returned to Poitou regularly until In addition to classical studies, science, mathematicsand metaphysics— Aristotle was taught from scholastic commentaries—they studied acting, music, poetry, dancing, riding, and fencing.
He would study law in poitiers and graduated in the year of However, he would never practice as a lawyer, and inhe would enter the service of prince maurice i of nassau, with the intention of pursuing a military career. He passed through italythen settled in paris, where he became associated with most of the scientists of the time.
Inhe would settle in the netherlands, a country where he devoted himself to scientific research, and where they were also favored by a relative freedom of thought.
Descartes considered that this place was very suitable to develop the philosophical and scientific objectives he had planned. He would spend five years producing his own system of the world, his conception of man and the human body.
Because he feared that the text in its content had condemnable theories, he renounced his publication, which would be released posthumously. Descartes proposed a methodical doubt oriented to the search of principles on which to solidly build knowledge. This principle found him in the existence of his own conscience, which doubts in his famous phrase: The foundations of his mechanistic physics placed him in the metaphysics he exhibited inwhere he enunciated his demonstration of the existence of the perfection of god and the immortality of the soul.
His philosophy became known, but this caused him threats of religious persecution on the part of academic and ecclesiastical authorities in the netherlands and france. Inqueen cristina of sweden invited him to stockholm to teach the queen philosophy classes.
However, descartes would die of pneumonia on february 11,at 53 years of age. Nowadays, the cause of his death has been questioned, according to the german historian and physician eike pies, he found in the university of leiden, a secret letter from the court doctor johan van wullen in which he explains the agony of descartes and that curiously the symptoms presented nausea, vomiting, and chills were not pneumonia.
I would give everything i know, for half of what i ignore. To live without philosophizing is in truth the same as keeping the eyes closed without attempting to open them.
Mathematics is the science of order and measurement, of beautiful chains of reasoning, all simple and easy. What little i have learned is worthless, compared to what i ignore and do not despair in learning. To investigate the truth, it is necessary to doubt, as much as possible, all things.Biography of René Descartes | Mathematician and philosopher.
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René Descartes was a French mathematician, philosopher, and writer that spent nearly all of his adult life living in the Dutch Republic. He is viewed as the inventor of modern-day philosophy and his Meditations on First Philosophy is still required text for many philosophy departments.
René Descartes was a French mathematician and philosopher during the 17th century. He is often considered a precursor to the rationalist school of thought, and his vast contributions to the fields of mathematics and philosophy, individually as well as holistically, helped pushed Western knowledge forward during the scientific revolution.
The French thinker René Descartes is called the father of modern philosophy (the study of the universe and man's place in it).
His Discourse on Method and Meditations defined the basic problems of philosophy for at least a century. René Descartes: Rene Descartes, French mathematician, scientist, and philosopher who has been called the father of modern philosophy.
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