Mark Steel Lectures - Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes was the man responsible for the catchphrase 'I think therefore I am' - Not quite as good as
'Am I bovvered' or 'I'm a Laydeeee' perhaps, but infinitely better than 'Shut that Door.' In many respects,
Descartes was a bit of an oddity. Born into the lower ranks of the French nobility in 1596, he made it his
business never to get up before noon, he smoked tobacco that was cut with dope and when he'd done that,
he laid down the blueprint for all modern day thinking on any given subject for the next 400 years.
Whilst sitting in an oven. Yes, an oven.
In this latest edition of his BAFTA nominated series of lectures, writer and broadcaster Mark Steel sifts through the life and times of a philosopher whose radical thinking resulted in one University banning his work and forbidding its students and teachers to even mention his very name. (from open2.net)
|Mark Steel Lectures - Rene Descartes|
|Rene Descartes - wikipedia
Rene Descartes (1596-1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, and writer who spent most of his adult life in the Dutch Republic.
The French philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes. Books written by Descartes - The geometry, Discourse on Method, Meditations on First Philosophy. And a film about Descartes.
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