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Descartes’ favorite conspiratorial doubt was that the vacuum of space did not exist.
This idea of so-called “impact motion” through “corporeal vortices” was challenged by some of Descartes’ near contemporaries, most notably Isaac Newton.
Descartes was of the opinion that space is in fact an object like any other and has geometric extension—like all objects, empty space has a size or length, breadth and depth.
Descartes approached his problem by pointing out that the longevity of ancient philosophical doctrines, and their evident lack of consensus, is based on the absence of precise thinking.
She gives no nods to the Humanists, like Montaigne, Francis Bacon, Erasmus, or Descartes.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A city at its best, wrote the philosopher René Descartes, provides “an inventory of the possible.”Hot U.S. Cities That Offer Both Jobs and Culture Are Mostly Southern and Modest Sized|Joel Kotkin, Wendell Cox|July 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Somewhere, Descartes must be mulling a new declaration for the modern era: I emit carbon dioxide, therefore I am.
He was the friend of Descartes, and a philosopher; distinguished for his eloquence and as an author.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The prime fact in philosophy was to him, as to Augustine and Descartes, the certainty of individual consciousness.
The following is an argument of Descartes to prove, in his priori manner, the being of a God.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
Fénélon could not have persuaded him; but Descartes might have influenced him.My Recollections of Lord Byron|Teresa Guiccioli
He did not make a system, like Descartes or Spinoza or Newton: he showed the way to make it on sound principles.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord