• (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)

    One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
    —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)