Rene Cartes And The Philosophy Of Rene Descartes

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RENE DESCARTES Rene Descartes was born in Indre-et-Loire, France in 31 March 1596. Descartes who lost his mother at an early age, went to Jesuit Colleege Royal Henry-Le Grand in 1607. He met mathematics and physics in here and he learned about Galileo’s works. Then, he completed his degree in law. After finishing the faculty, he travelled some countries. However, he spent most of his life in the Netherlands. Philosophy system that overturn the Western civilization are created by the Descartes in Netherlands. The basis of this philosophy is based on the principle to doubt everything to reach real information. Therefore, it is necessary to accept that all informations based on unrealiable basis. Doubt is the only thing that can not be suspected. In this situation, people can not doubt in their own existence. Also, people must know that doubt is a form of thinking. So, people can be sure of one thing; that is the existence of the idea. ‘‘I think, therefore I am(cogito ergo sum)’’ is one of the most famous and known words of Descartes. It was said starting from this point and considered the summary of his philosophy. This is the first accurate information which he found. It can be said that he was a rationalist philosopher, because his philosophy based on the mind. He showed a special interest in mathematics as well as philosophy and made some studies about it. Because, mathematics is not experimental. Our sense organs may be misleading in an experiment, but the rules of the

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