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René Descartes

Father of Western Philosophy

René Descartes (1596–1650) was a french philosopher, scientist, and mathematician, who was a major figure in the scientific revolution. He was the first to take skepticism to its logical limit, in doing so shaping the basic form of our modern theory of knowledge. He invented coordinate geometry (a plane with an x-y axis allowing the marriage of geometry and algebra), paving the way for the invention of calculus.

René Descartes' Opinions

These men will be composed, as we are, of a soul and a body. First I must describe the body on its own; then the soul, again on its own; and finally I must show how these two natures would have to be joined and united in order to constitute men who resemble us.
01 Jan 1629    Source

Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

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The Catholic Church
Largest Christian Church
100% agreement / 1 opinions

William Dembski
Intelligent Design Theorist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

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Frank Zindler
Biology Professor, Atheist
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist, Writer, Atheism Activist
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Thomas Jefferson
3rd United States President
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Daniel Dennett
Philosophy Professor
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Susan Blackmore
Psychology Lecturer, Former Parapsychologist
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Paul Z. Myers
Biology Professor
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

René Descartes' conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers René Descartes typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
Low Agree Do we have an immaterial soul?