Extra Philosopher - Descartes

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  • Created by: Sam Keene
  • Created on: 23-01-13 23:58
What is Descartes' full name?
René Descartes
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When was he born?
31 March 1596
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When did he die?
11 February 1650
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Full name of his philosophical work; Meditations?
Meditations on First Philosophy
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In which Meditation does Descartes propose his Trademark Argument?
Meditation III: Concerning God, That He Exists
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As well as a philosopher, Descartes was also a...
Mathematician
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What nationality was Descartes?
French
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What is 'I think, there for I am' in Latin?
Cogito ergo sum
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In relation to modern philosophy, Descartes is referred to as...
The Father of Modern Philosophy
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