Bronze statue of philosopher René Descartes, Descartes, sud Touraine, France.

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Bronze statue of philosopher René Descartes, Descartes, sud Touraine, France.
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Descartes was re-named (previously La Haye) after the philosopher who was born in the town on March 31st 1596... his famous quote "I think therefore I am" is translated from the French, "Je pense donc je suis. He was the father of Cartesian thinking. The statue is the work of sculptor R. de Neuwerke and was erected in 1849... there being a replica in Tours.
Location: Descartes, Indre-et-Loire, France.