Associations to the word «Descartes»

Wiktionary

DESCARTES, proper noun. A French philosopher and mathematician, who lived from 1596 to 1650.
DESCARTES LAW, noun. (optics) Snell's law

Dictionary definition

DESCARTES, noun. French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650).

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin