• Descartes at Amsterdam——316
    Descartes at Amsterdam——316
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Descartes 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)
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In literature:

The clearness with which Descartes had first endowed French is here displayed in its very highest degree.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
The sense in which Descartes understood his first principle becomes clearer when we look at his answers to the objections made against it.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
She had two world-leaders in philosophy, Spinoza and Descartes, the latter belonging also to France.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
The doctrine of the non-spatiality of mind is a modern doctrine, never fully developed till the time of Descartes.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
It is met with in Hippocrates, and it had been elaborated by Descartes and others.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
At La Haye-Descartes we struck a pretty picture when crossing a bridge over the River Creuse.
"The Lightning Conductor" by C. N. Williamson
Descartes, his theory of clear ideas, i.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Descartes, born at Blois 1601, died at the same place 1652.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
So much better did Descartes and all really great men build than they knew or even willed.
"The Will to Doubt" by Alfred H. Lloyd
We owe more to Columbus than to Isabella; to Descartes than to Louis XIV.
"Means and Ends of Education" by J. L. Spalding
"History of Modern Philosophy" by Alfred William Benn
Readers of philosophy will recognize in this an echo from Descartes.
"The Three Heron's Feathers" by Hermann Sudermann
He was a pupil of Gassendi, whose works he abridged, and he defended Descartes against the theologians.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
How many a possible Newton or Descartes has dug the sewers of a city, and dies, giving no sign of the wealthy soul he bore!
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
I have merely put into modern language the issue raised by Descartes more than two centuries ago.
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
These were Descartes and Leibnitz.
"Woman in Science" by John Augustine Zahm
According to Descartes' theory it was true, according to Newton's it was not true.
"A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive" by John Stuart Mill
Besides, why remove Lucretius' reveries to substitute those of Descartes?
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
But he knew still less than Descartes how his detestable bile circulated through his blood.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Such was the opinion of Gassendi, as we find in his objections to Descartes.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

In poetry:

Dear Drift, to set our matters right,
Remove these papers from my sight;
Burn Matt's Descart and Aristotle.
Here, Jonathan, your master's bottle.
"Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto III." by Matthew Prior

In news:

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Kaysing Implements Descartes ACE in US Customs & Border Protection's Simplified Entry Pilot.
Waterloo, Ontario—May 7, 2012— Descartes Systems Group, which provides Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that US customs broker F.
Descartes Unveils New Android-Based Mobile Solution.
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Descartes Systems Group acquires Telargo Inc.
Descartes Systems Group, provider of logistics technology, has acquired privately held Telargo Inc.
Port Flow Control harnesses Descartes GLN for efficiency.
Logistics technology company Descartes Systems Group today acquired Exentra Transport Solutions, a U.K.-based provider of software as a service in the European Union.
Western philosophy seems to have had a pretty clear evolution: from Plato to Descartes to Kant to Wittgenstein.
The mathematician and philosopher René Descartes .
A letter by René Descartes stolen from the Institut de France in the mid-1800s has turned up at Haverford College in eastern Pennsylvania.
Descartes Systems Group said Wednesday it has acquired Exentra Transport Solutions Ltd, a leading U.K.-based provider of software-as-a-service(SaaS) compliance solutions for the European Union.
Maybe somebody should consult Descartes and Newton from the great beyond to get an answer.
Descartes Unveils Product Innovations Descartes Systems Group unveiled key product advances at its Evolution 2012 Global User and Partner Conference that are designed to help Descartes' customers improve their productivity and performance.

In science:

What would happen if two of these allowed choices did show up to be contradictory? Clearly, Descartes’ idea should be refined, and modern mathematics reformulated.
A Comment on "On Some Contradictory Computations in Multi-dimensional Mathematics"
Observe that many new concepts (the negative and the complex numbers) and theories (the infinitesimal calculus, linear algebra, multi-variable calculus, non-Euclidean geometries, topology, etc.) were conceived as a by-product of Descartes’ idea.
A Comment on "On Some Contradictory Computations in Multi-dimensional Mathematics"
The design study was also possible thanks to the received Descartes Prize 2002 of the European Committee.
Development status of a Laue lens project for gamma-ray astronomy
Since there are four changes of sign in the above equation, then by Descartes rule of signs, the equation can have 4 positive roots.
Motion of Massive and Massless Test particles in Dyadosphere Geometry
According to Descartes’ sign rule, this polynomial has only one positive root.
Improved Sequential Stopping Rule for Monte Carlo Simulation
From Descartes’ sign rule, the numerator of (31) considered as a polynomial in ν has two positive roots at most.
Improved Sequential Stopping Rule for Monte Carlo Simulation
Ren´e Descartes, Discourse of the Method (1637).
Flashes of light below the dripping faucet: an optical signal from capillary oscillations of water drops
The Cogito of Descartes and Shannon’s mathematization of uncertainty provide us with tools to understand the uncertainty in communication as a cogitatum, that is, a subject of doubt.
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
While the first question refers back to Descartes’ ‘cogito ergo sum,’ the latter addresses the subject of doubt in the cogito, that is, the cogitata.
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
In the Cartesian Meditations of 1929, this quest is elaborated by extending on Descartes’ (1637) category of the cogito.
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
It provides the cogito with a reference to a horizon of meanings (unlike the single Transcendency of Descartes).
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
Descartes distinguished between two substances: matter (res extensa) and thought (res cogitans).
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. Descartes, R. (1637).
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
Note that the last notion is not quite clearly used at Descartes before.
On Foundations of Newtonian Mechanics
The consequence is that the geometric line is coordinatized, ever since Descartes, by the usual field R of real numbers.
Four Departures in Mathematics and Physics