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People/Characters: René Descartes

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10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn't Help by Benjamin Wiker
Action Philosophers Giant-Size Thing Vol. 2 by Fred Van Lente
The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt (Pantheon Graphic Library) by Andrea Wulf
Aerobics for the Mind: Practical Exercises in Philosophy that Anybody can Do by Michael Potts PhD
The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind by A. C. Grayling
The age of reason : the 17th century philosophers by Stuart Hampshire
All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age by Hubert L. Dreyfus
Aritmetický a algebraický traktát by Muhammad ibn Músa Chórézm&iac
Aubrey's Brief Lives by John Aubrey
Basic Teachings of the Great Philosophers by S. E. Frost
Beknopte geschiedenis der wijsbegeerte by R. Casimir
Between Two Worlds: A Reading of Descartes's Meditations by John Carriero
Borderline times het einde van de normaliteit by Dirk de Wachter
A Brief History of France by Cecil Jenkins
Brief lives, and other selected writings by John Aubrey
Briefwisseling by René Descartes
The Cambridge Companion to Descartes by John Cottingham
Cartesian Meditations: An Introduction to Phenomenology by Edmund Husserl
The Character of Consciousness by David J. Chalmers
Characters of the Reformation: historical portraits of 23 men and women and their place in the great religious revolution of the 16th century by Hilaire Belloc
Christina, Queen of Sweden: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric by Veronica Buckley
Classics of Western Philosophy by Steven M. Cahn
The Concept of Mind by Gilbert Ryle
The continental rationalists: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz by James Daniel Collins
The correspondence between Descartes and Henricus Regius by Descartesnot in English Common Knowledge
The Correspondence Between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia & René Descartes by Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia
Cosmos: The World and the Glory of God by Louis Bouyer
Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots by Nancy Goldstone
Demons, Dreamers, and Madmen: The Defense of Reason in Descartes's "Meditations" by Harry G. Frankfurt
Descartes by Jonathan Ree
Descartes by John Cottingham
Descartes (Arguments of the Philosophers) by Margaret Dauler Wilson
Descartes : Bien conduire sa raison by Pierre Guenancianot in English Common Knowledge
Descartes and Augustine by Stephen Menn
Descartes and the Enlightenment by Peter A. Schouls
Descartes and the modern mind by Albert G. A. Balz
Descartes Embodied: Reading Cartesian Philosophy through Cartesian Science by Daniel Garber
Descartes His Life and Times by Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane
Descartes i Uppsala : striderna om "nya filosofien" 1663-1689 = The contentions about Cartesianism in Upsala 1663-1689 by Rolf Lindborg
Descartes in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern
Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason by Russell Shorto
Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain by Antonio Damasio
Descartes's "Meditations" by Vere Chappell
Descartes's Concept of Mind by Lilli Alanen
Descartes's Method of Doubt by Janet Broughton
Descartes's Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe by Amir D. Aczel
Descartes's Theory of Mind by Desmond Clarke
Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz: The Concept of Substance in Seventeenth Century Metaphysics by Roger Woolhouse
Descartes. In Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten. by Rainer Specht
Descartes: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides) by Harry M. Bracken
Descartes: A Biography by Desmond M. Clarke
Descartes: a collection of critical essays by Willis Doney
Descartes: A Study of His Philosophy by Anthony John Patrick Kenny
Descartes: A Very Short Introduction by Tom Sorell
Descartes: An Intellectual Biography by Stephen Gaukroger
Descartes: His Life and Thought by Genevieve Rodis-Lewis
Descartes: Selected Philosophical Writings by René Descartes
Descartes: The Life and times of a Genius by A. C. Grayling
Descartes: The Project of Pure Enquiry by Bernard Williams
Descartes: The World and Other Writings by René Descartes
Descartes; sa vie et son œuvre by Charles Ernest Adam
Discovering the Philosopher in You: The Big Questions in Philosophy (Modern Scholar) by Colin McGinn
Do You Think You're Clever?: The Oxford and Cambridge Questions by John Farndon
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht
Drottningen och filosofen : mötet mellan Christina och Descartes by Svante Nordinnot in English Common Knowledge
Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign by Stephan Talty
Epochs of European civilization: Reformation to the twenty-first century by Geoffrey A. Hosking
Essays on Descartes' Meditations by Amélie Oksenberg Rorty
The Examined Life: Readings from Western Philosophers from Plato to Kant by Stanley Rosen
Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche by Jim Miller
The Existence of God by Wallace I. Matson
Five Philosophers by Philip Wheelwright
The Fly on the Ceiling: A Math Reader by Julie Glass
Foundations of Cartesian Ethics by Vance G. Morgan
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life—1500 to the Present by Jacques Barzun
General philosophy [podcast] by Peter Millican
God, Philosophy, Universities: A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition by Alasdair C. MacIntyre"I think, therefore I am", 1596-1650
The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution: Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, and the Cultivation of Virtue by Matthew L. Jones
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking
The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy by Norman Melchert
The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy by Bryan Magee
The Great Philosophers: From Socrates to Turing by Ray Monk
The Great Philosophers: The disturbers: Descartes, Pascal, Lessing, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche; Philosophers in other realms: Einstein, Weber, Marx by Karl Jaspers
Grob C.R.C. (Grob Kristijana Rozenkrojcera) by Valmiki Devara
Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine by Derren Brown
A History of Mathematics by Carl B. Boyer
A History of Philosophy, Vol. 4 : Modern Philosophy : From Descartes to Leibnitz by Frederick Copleston
History of the Idea of Progress by Robert Nisbet
A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth
How Modern Science Came into the World: Four Civilizations, One 17th-Century Breakthrough by H. Floris Cohen
How to think about weird things : critical thinking for a new age by Theodore Schick Jr."I think, therefore I am", 1596-1650
How to Think Like a Bat and 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Philosophy by Peter Cave
I, Robot by Isaac Asimovnot in English Common Knowledge
Ideas and Mechanism by Margaret Dauler Wilson
Ideas That Changed the World by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Ignorance and Imagination: The Epistemic Origin of the Problem of Consciousness (Philosophy of Mind Series.) by Daniel Stoljar
Imperfect Garden: The Legacy of Humanism by Tzvetan Todorov
The imposition of method : a study of Descartes and Locke by Peter A. Schouls
The Inquisitor's Key: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson BassPolice Inspector
Introducing Descartes by Dave Robinson
Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities by Kerrie Logan Hollihan
John Adams by David McCullough
Landscape of Wisdom: A Guided Tour of Western Philosophy by Christopher Biffle
Learning from Six Philosophers: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Vol. 1 by Jonathan Bennett
Learning from Six Philosophers: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Volume 2 by Jonathan Bennett
Leonhard Euler: Life, Work and Legacy by Robert E. Bradley
Lives of the Mind: The Use and Abuse of Intelligence from Hegel to Wodehouse by Roger Kimball
Madonna and Corpse by Jefferson BassInspector
The Meaning of the Body: Aesthetics of Human Understanding by Mark Johnson
Measures of Science: Theological and Technological Impulses in Early Modern Thought (SPEP) by James Barry
Men of Mathematics (Touchstone Book) by E. T. Bell
Mental Biology: The New Science of How the Brain and Mind Relate by W. R. Klemm
Mesmerism and the End of the Enlightenment in France by Robert Darnton
Metaphysics and Oppression: Heidegger's Challenge to Western Philosophy by John McCumber
The Method, Meditations and Philosophy of Descartes by René Descartes
Minds behind the Brain: A History of the Pioneers and Their Discoveries by Stanley Finger
The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life by Jean-François Revel
New Science by Giambattista Vico
New Studies in the Philosophy of Descartes: Descartes as Pioneer by Norman Kemp Smith
Newton's Notebook: The Life, Times, and Discoveries of Isaac Newton by Joel Levy
Nietzsche and Modern Times: A Study of Bacon, Descartes, and Nietzsche by Laurence Lampert
Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist by Walter Arnold Kaufmann
Nihilism Before Nietzsche by Michael Allen Gillespie
Non-human Thought by Jacques Graven
Of Men and Numbers: The Story of the Great Mathematicians by Jane Muir
Paradoxes (Interpretations) by Justin Leiber
Perception, reason & knowledge; an introduction to epistemology by Douglas G. Arner
The persistent problems of philosophy : an introduction to metaphysics through the study of modern systems by Mary Whiton Calkins
The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of Descartes by Steven Nadler
The Philosophers: Their Lives and the Nature of their Thought by Ben-Ami Scharfstein
Philosophical Essays and Correspondence by René Descartes
The Philosophical Works of Descartes by René Descartes
The Philosophical Writings of Descartes: Volume 1 by René Descartes
The philosophy of Descartes by A. Boyce Gibson
Philosophy, religion, and the spiritual life by Michael McGhee
The Portable Enlightenment Reader by Isaac Kramnick
The Primal Roots of American Philosophy: Pragmatism, Phenomenology, and Native American Thought by Bruce Wilshire
The Princess and the Philosopher: Letters of Elisabeth of the Palatine to RenZ Descartes by Andrea Nye
Principles of Descartes Philosophy by Benedictus de Spinoza
Problems of Mind: Descartes to Wittgenstein by Norman Malcolm
Promethean Ambitions: Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature by William R. Newman
The Rationalists: Descartes: Discourse on Method & Meditations; Spinoza: Ethics; Leibniz: Monadology & Discourse on Metaphysics by René Descartes
Readings in Philosophy by John Herman Randall
René Descartes by Rolf Lindborgnot in English Common Knowledge
Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Descartes and the Meditations by Gary Hatfield
The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors by John Gribbin
The Seashell on the Mountaintop by Alan Cutlernot in English Common Knowledge
Sentience and Sensibility: A Conversation about Moral Philosophy by Matthew R. Silliman
Seventeenth-Century Rationalism: Bacon & Descartes by Norman F. Cantor
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity by Charles Taylor
The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul by Mario Beauregard
Tables of Knowledge: Descartes in Vermeer's Studio by Harriet Stone
Theories of Existence by Timothy L. S. Sprigge
Thomas Reid's Inquiry and Essays by Thomas Reid
Tietoteoria by Markus Lammenranta
Traité de paix entre Descartes et Newton, précédé des Vies littéraires de ces deux chefs de la physique moderne. Par le P. Aimé-Henri Paulian, professeur de physique au Collège d'Avignon, de la Compagnie de Jésus by Aimé-Henri Paulian
Truth in the Making: Creative Knowledge in Theology and Philosophy by Robert C. Miner
The value of free thought; how to become a truth-seeker and break the chains of mental slavery by Bertrand Russell
Western Intellectual Tradition: From Leonardo to Hegel by Jacob Bronowski
Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer
You Kant Make It Up!: Strange Ideas from History's Great Philosophers by Gary Hayden
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife
Éloge de René Descarte[s] proposé par l'Académie françoise by Fabre de Charrin
Éloge de René Descartes. Discours qui a remporté le prix de l'Académie françoise en 1765. Par M. Gaillard, de l'Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres by Gabriel-Henri Gaillard

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René Descartes ( 31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, physicist and writer.

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