Somewhere, Descartes must be mulling a new declaration for the modern era: I emit carbon dioxide, therefore I am.
She gives no nods to the Humanists, like Montaigne, Francis Bacon, Erasmus, or Descartes.
Descartes attempted what Leucippus, Democritus, Epicurus, and their followers thought to be impossible.
At last Descartes was snatched from the world in the flower of his age at Stockholm.
In many respects Descartes belongs to the second group, and in some respects James and Comte belong to the first.
Spiritualist as he was, Descartes was not disposed to be the martyr of thought.
The philosophy of the seventeenth century that of Descartes and Leibnitz maybe condensed in one word mechanism.
As he could not forgive Descartes, so Cousin cannot forgive him for his depreciation of Descartes.
It is true that Descartes makes no mention of modern writers, except once of Cardan.
Descartes therefore made evidence the touchstone of certainty.