René Descartes

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French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist

Why Is René Descartes Influential?

According to Wikipedia, René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, scientist and lay Catholic who invented analytic geometry, linking the previously separate fields of geometry and algebra. He spent a large portion of his working life in the Dutch Republic, initially serving the Dutch States Army of Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange and the Stadtholder of the United Provinces. One of the most notable intellectual figures of the Dutch Golden Age, Descartes is also widely regarded as one of the founders of modern philosophy and algebraic geometry.

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René Descartes is most known for their academic work in the field of philosophy. They are also known for their academic work in the fields of mathematics, physics, and literature.

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