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René Descartes (1596–1650)

Descartes, René (dā-kärt’). An illustrious French philosopher; born at La Haye, Touraine, March 31, 1596; died at Stockholm, Feb. 11, 1650. His works comprise: ‘Discourse on Method’ (1637); ‘Meditations in Elementary Philosophy’; ‘Philosophical Beginnings’; ‘Dioptrique’; ‘Meteors’; ‘Geometry’; ‘Letters to the Princess Elizabeth’; and many controversial amplifications of his doctrines, among them ‘Treatise on the Passions’ (1649). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).