Rene Descartes 's Life And Life Essay

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René Descartes René Descartes was born on March 31,1596 in La Haye, Touraine, France, which is later named Descartes (“Rene Descartes,” Encyclopedia Britannica). His father, Joachim, was a councillor in the Parliament, and owned farms and houses. His mother died when he was only one years old (“Rene Descartes,” Encyclopedia Britannica). His family was Roman Catholic, which made a massive impact on Descartes life. He continued his education at a Jesuit school named after Henry IV. He later moved to the Netherlands in order to find solitude to think (“Rene Descartes,” Encyclopedia Britannica). There, he went on to write the first draft of the Meditations (“Rene Descartes,” Encyclopedia Britannica). He also had a daughter who died at the age of five from scarlet fever. René Descartes made an enormous impact on not only philosophy, but math, science, and theology. He is known as a ““mathematician, scientist, and philosopher” (“Rene Descartes,” Encyclopedia Britannica ), and is know known as the “father of modern philosophy” (“Rene Descartes,” Encyclopedia Britannica). He then died at the age of fifty-four on February 11, 1650, in Stockholm Sweden. Descartes major philosophical work, the Meditations on First Philosophy, is broken up into six parts. In the Meditations, “he is trying to explain and theorize that humans are more than just a shape with mass” (Summary & Explanation). He makes a clear separation between the mind and body. He makes a “clear and distinct…

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