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Descartes

Ren? . 1596--1650, French philosopher and mathematician. He provided a mechanistic basis for the philosophical theory of dualism and is regarded as the founder of modern philosophy. He also founded analytical geometry and contributed greatly to the science of optics. His works include Discours de la m?thode (1637), Meditationes de Prima Philosophia (1641), and Principia Philosophiae (1644)
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Beginning with the premise that it is possible to doubt everything about existence and the perceived world, Descartes was intent on finding some point of certainty, or something about which he could claim he had direct knowledge, and then from this point starting a larger project of accruing knowable things.
Distinguishing between an earlier and a later Descartes, Gaukroger contends that Descartes began as a natural philosopher and not as a metaphysician or epistemologist.
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In spring 1640 Descartes gave some copies of his manuscript to various friends in order to get their comments.
Etienne Gilson's demonstration that Descartes's philosophical vocabulary is affiliated with the scholastic traditions of the via antiqua and the via moderna has not prevented more recent commentators from continuing to understand Descartes as the fons et origo of a specifically modern mode of philosophizing.
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