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4th pic: Rene was born at La Hay in Touraine, France, near Tours, on March 31, 1596. The three Descartes children were sent to their maternal grandmother, Jean Sain, to be nurtured after their mother died soon after Rene's birth, and remained there after their father remarried in 1600.

2nd pic: He was the youngest surviving child of Joachim Descartes and Jeanne. Not much is known about his early childhood but René is thought to have been a sickly and fragile child.

3rd pic: At Easter in 1607, he was sent to the Jesuit college of La Fleche as a student. Descartes completed the normal courses of study in grammar and rhetoric, as well as the philosophical curriculum, at La Fleche, by taking a class in the "verbal arts" of grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic and the "mathematical arts" of arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy.

1st pic: The modern version of the mind-body problem has been formulated by Descartes. He used metaphysics to demonstrate the existence of God by showing that the nature of matter is an extension and the essence of the mind is cognition. Descartes claimed to have a unique method early on, which he proved in mathematics, natural philosophy, and metaphysics, and which he augmented with a method of doubt in the latter part of his life.

5th pic: The structure of the argument has been changed by Descartes. He established in the Second Meditation that he could not doubt his inner existence as a thinking thing, but that he could doubt the existence of matter. He expressly refused to use this situation to jump to the conclusion that his mind was different from his body, claiming that he was still unaware of his true nature.

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