In 1596 Descartes was born in France in the village of La Haye in France. Attending the University of Poitiers he graduated in 1616. In 1637 he published two books related to each other; discourse on method and geometry. Descartes also had a degree in law and spent so some years in the military before moving to the Netherlands in 1628.before moving to the Netherlands in 1628. Of his later work was a claim that came from him and in the claim was that his work was started after a dream in the year of 1619.
Rene Descartes was the first to develop a system for plotting ordered pairs on a grid. But he was not just famous for his geometry, or for being a mathematician, Rene was a philosopher that influenced much of modern philosophy. Rene Descartes’ philosophy (Cogito Ergo Sum – I think therefore I am) consisted of 4 rules: the first was never to accept anything as true. The second is to divide each of the difficulties into as many parts as possible. The third rule is to direct and organize your thoughts from the simplest and step by step ascend to the most complex of your knowledge. The 4th and last throughout is to make numerations.
Rene believed that you could be fooled by your senses and the only truth and reality was inside your head. Your thoughts were the only truth and nothing could exist without your thought. You were to never accept anything you see, touch, smell, hear or taste unless there is NO doubt that it is true. You start everything with yourself. Thomas Hobbes was the first to reply to his theory.
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