Somewhere, Descartes must be mulling a new declaration for the modern era: I emit carbon dioxide, therefore I am.
She gives no nods to the Humanists, like Montaigne, Francis Bacon, Erasmus, or Descartes.
Descartes attempted what Leucippus, Democritus, Epicurus, and their followers thought to be impossible.
Descartes therefore made evidence the touchstone of certainty.
In many respects Descartes belongs to the second group, and in some respects James and Comte belong to the first.
From the time of Descartes to Hume and Kant it has had little or nothing to do with facts of science.
The philosophy of the seventeenth century that of Descartes and Leibnitz maybe condensed in one word mechanism.
The system of Spinoza is less personal and also less dualistic than that of Descartes.
It is true that Descartes makes no mention of modern writers, except once of Cardan.
At last Descartes was snatched from the world in the flower of his age at Stockholm.