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Rene Descartes
Variant: There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another. - Le Discours de la Méthode (1637)

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Rene Descartes
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Born: March 31, 1596

Died: February 11, 1650 (aged 53)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Mathematician

Bio: René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and writer who spent most of his adult life in the Dutch Republic. He has been dubbed the 'Father of Modern Philosophy', and much subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which are studied closely to this day.

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