Rene Descartes Quotes (51 quotes)
In French: "Je pense, donc je suis." Also famous in latin: "Cogito, ergo sum." Source: Le Discours de la Méthode pt. 4 (1637).
“It is contrary to reason to say that there is a vacuum or space in which there is absolutely nothing.”
Principia Philosophiae pt. 2, sec. 16 (1644)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRene Descartes
Born: March 31, 1596
Died: February 11, 1650 (aged 53)
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.