About René Descartes

René Descartes
René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist who spent most of his life in the Dutch Republic. Wikipedia
March 31, 1596, La Haye en Touraine, Indre-et-Loire, France
February 11, 1650, Stockholm, Sweden

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Portrait of Francis Bacon, by Frans Pourbus (1617), Palace on the Water in Warsaw.

René Descartes Quotes

Ex nihilo nihil fit.
Translated from Latin as "Nothing comes from nothing"
Nothing comes from nothing
Translated from Latin "Ex nihilo nihil fit"
De omnibus dubitandum
Translated as "All is to be doubted" or "Be suspicious of everything". Attributed to Rene Descartes. Also mentioned as Karl Marx's favorite motto.
My view is that this gland is the principal seat of the soul, and the place in which all our thoughts are formed.
Man (1630-1633). Descartes believed that mind exerted control over the brain via pineal gland.