Five Card Story: Rene Descartes

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At a young age he was sent to boarding school by his father who was highly concerned about his son’s education. Descartes studied rhetoric and logic and the “mathematical arts” which helped preparing him for his philosophical future. Spending four years studying law at the University of Poitiers, Descartes later joined the army and was introduced to Isaac Beeckman, a Dutch scientist and philosopher whom Descartes was highly influenced. Descartes was considered a mathematician based on majority of his works including the Cartesian geometry, his laws of refraction, and his study on theoretical physics. Descartes developed the concept of methodological skepticism which is also known as Cartesian doubt which he questioned about the true existence matter though our senses. He investigated the meaning of the natural world through science and mathematics with his belief of all truths were ultimately linked. He contemplated about the nature of existence and dualism, where the mind and body are two separated substances, and later published Discourse on the Method

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