René Descartes

France
31 Mar 1596 // 11 Feb 1650
Philosopher

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The Search for Knowledge (1)

The long chains of simple and easy reasonings by means of which geometers are accustomed to reach the conclusions of their most difficult demonstrations, had led me to imagine that all things, to the...


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