Descartes, René
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René Descartes (1596–1650) is widely viewed as one of the founders of modern philosophy. He rejected scholastic philosophy as received opinion, and advocated inste…

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Blair, Ann M., “Descartes, René”, in: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, General Editor Craig Kallendorf. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: ISBN:9789004265721

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