• (noun): French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650).
    Synonyms: Rene Descartes

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    All that is very clearly and distinctly conceived is true.
    —René Descartes (1596–1650)

    It would be disingenuous, however, not to point out that some things are considered as morally certain, that is, as having sufficient certainty for application to ordinary life, even though they may be uncertain in relation to the absolute power of God.
    —René Descartes (1596–1650)

    Good sense is of all things in the world the most equally distributed, for everyone thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that even those most difficult to please in all other matters do not commonly desire more of it than they already possess.
    —René Descartes (1596–1650)