Full Name: Rene Descartes
Hometown: La Haye en Touraine, France
Fave Subjects: Truth, Knowledge, Minds and Bodies, Mathematics, Biology
- travelled all over Europe, serving in several armies
- tutor to Queen Christina of Sweden
- called “The Father of Modern Philosophy”
- created a new kind of math
- had an asteroid and a town named after him
How can I be sure that I am real?
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