Descartes' Life and Works

[Revised entry by Kurt Smith on September 6, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, history.html, tenglish.html] Descartes has been heralded as the first modern philosopher. He is famous for
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[Revised entry by Kurt Smith on September 6, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, history.html, tenglish.html] Descartes has been heralded as the first modern philosopher. He is famous for having made an important connection between geometry and algebra, which allowed for the solving of geometrical problems by way of algebraic equations. He is also famous for having promoted a new...

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