Five Card Story: THE FATHER OF MODERN PHILOSOPHY

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1.Rene was born on March 31,1596 in La Hay en Touraine, France near tours. He was the youngest surviving child of Joachim Descartes and Jeanne.
2. After the death of their mother, which occurred soon after Rene’s birth, the three Descartes children were sent to their maternal grandmother, jean sain, to be raised and remained there after their father remarried in 1600.
3. Not much is known about his early childhood, but René is thought to have been a sickly and fragile child, so much so that when he was sent to board at the Jesuit college of La Fleche at Easter of 1607.

4. At La Fleche, Descartes completed the usual courses of study in grammar and rhetoric and the philosophical curriculum with courses in the “verbal arts” of grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic (or logic) and the “mathematical arts” comprised of arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy. The course of study was capped off with courses in metaphysics, natural philosophy, and ethics.

5. Descartes finally accepted Christina’s invitation in July of that year. He arrived in Sweden in September 1649 where he was asked to rise at 5:00am to meet the Queen to discuss philosophy, contrary to his usual habit, developed at La Fleche, of sleeping in late, His decision to go to Sweden, however, was ill-fated, for Descartes caught pneumonia and died on February 11, 1650.

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