Rene Descartes

Rene Descartes

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  • Rene Descartes was born on March 31, 1596, in Descartes, , Indre-et Loire, France. He died on February 11, Stockholm, Sweden. His cause of death was Pneumonia.
  • Rene Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist.
  • Rene Descartes was dubbed the father of modern Western philosophy.
  • One of Descartes quotes were "cogito ergo sum".
  • I think, therefore I am.
  • Most European scholars believed that knowledge begins with faith, but Descartes believed it begins in doubt.
  • Descartes also believed that observations, experiments,reason, and clear thinking were needed to establish proof.
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