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René Descartes

Many elements of Descartes' philosophy have precedents in late Aristotelianism, the revived Stoicism of the 16th century, or in earlier philosophers like Augustine. In his natural philosophy, he differed from the schools on two major points: first, he rejected the splitting of corporeal substance into matter and form; second, he rejected any appeal to final ends, divine or natural, in explaining natural phenomena. In his theology, he insists on the absolute freedom... Read More

Born31 March 1596
La Haye en Touraine, Kingdom of France
Died11 February 1650 (aged 53)
Stockholm, Swedish Empire
NationalityFrench
Era17th-century philosophy
Age of Enlightenment
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