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Cartesian

[kahr-tee-zhuh n] /kɑrˈti ʒən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Descartes, his mathematical methods, or his philosophy, especially with regard to its emphasis on logical analysis and its mechanistic interpretation of physical nature.
noun
2.
a follower of Cartesian thought.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < New Latin Cartesiānus, equivalent to Cartesi(us) (Latinization of Descartes) + -ānus -an
Related forms
Cartesianism, noun
post-Cartesian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cartesianism

Cartesian

/kɑːˈtiːzɪən; -ʒjən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the works of René Descartes
2.
of, relating to, or used in Descartes' mathematical system: Cartesian coordinates
3.
of, relating to, or derived from Descartes' philosophy, esp his contentions that personal identity consists in the continued existence of a unique mind and that the mind and body are connected causally See also dualism (sense 2)
noun
4.
a follower of the teachings and methods of Descartes
Derived Forms
Cartesianism, noun
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Word Origin and History for cartesianism

Cartesian

adj.

1650s, from Cartesius, Latinized form of the name of French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes (1596-1650), + -ian.

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