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Rene Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist who developed analytic geometry, which brought together the hitherto disparate sciences of geometry and algebra. Descartes' overarching purpose was to assist humans in mastering and possessing nature. In The World, Dioptrics, Meteorology, and Geometry, he explained the trunk of the tree of knowledge, and in the Meditations, he developed its philosophical roots. He then dedicated the rest of his life to the fields of mechanics, medicine, and ethics. Descartes advocated for the thesis of intrinsic knowledge, claiming that all humans were born knowing something because of God's higher might. Having a good mind isn't enough.

For me the concept of the self revolves around the idea of mind-body dualism. For Descartes, a human person is composed of two parts, namely, a material body and a non-material mind. ... In other words, for Descartes, it is the mind that makes us humans. Thus, for Descartes, the “mind” is the “real self”. And it is said by Rene Descartes.

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