René Descartes

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French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist

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According to Wikipedia, René Descartes was a French philosopher, scientist, and mathematician, widely considered a seminal figure in the emergence of modern philosophy and science. Mathematics was central to his method of inquiry, and he connected the previously separate fields of geometry and algebra into analytic geometry. Descartes spent much of his working life in the Dutch Republic, initially serving the Dutch States Army, later becoming a central intellectual of the Dutch Golden Age. Although he served a Protestant state and was later counted as a deist by critics, Descartes considered himself a devout Catholic.

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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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