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Robert Desgabets

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[Revised entry by Patricia Easton on February 7, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Dom Robert Desgabets (1610 - 1678) was an early defender and teacher of the Cartesian philosophy at St. Maur in the region of Lorraine, France. He was born in Ancemont and in 1636 became a monk in the Benedictine order. He taught theology at Saint-Evre at Toul between 1635 - 1655, and served as Procurer General of Mihiel to Paris during 1648 - 49. Although he is little-known today, he played an important role in the development and transmission of the Cartesian...

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