René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist notable for the famous line “Cogito ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am). Aside from his famous meme-able one-liner, he is also known for his sizable contributions to philosophy and mathematics. René Descartes invented analytical geometry and the cartesian coordinate system (which is named after him).


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Physics is Different than Metaphysics Fact

Physics is a branch of physical science rooted in math that asks “how does it work?” Metaphysics is a broad branch of philosophy that asks, “What is its true nature?”

René Descartes Slept in an Oven Myth

René Descartes didn’t sleep in an oven, but he did invent analytical geometry while sleeping in a room with an oven (likely a masonry heater).

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The Point of Life is Happiness

We present a discussion on “the meaning of life as happiness” according to the past philosophers from Aristotle and Epicurus to John Stewart Mill and Immanuel Kant.