René Descartes. French philosopher and writer: has been called ' the Father of Modern Philosophy'. Best known for his

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René Descartes. French philosopher and writer: has been called ' the Father of Modern Philosophy'. Best known for his
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René Descartes. French philosopher and writer: has been called ' the Father of Modern Philosophy'. Best known for his philosophical statement 'Cogito ergo sum.' ('I think, therefore I am.') 1596-1650. Engraving by Baudran, c.1846