scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,350
Ren Descartes born on March 31 1596 in Touraine France is a fragile boy Even at an early age he is very bright and interested in learning At eight years old he is sent to the Jesuit school of La Fl in Anjou He performs brilliantly in all his studies mathematics and physics in particular He graduates in 1616 from the University of Poitiers with a degree in civil and canon law He spends much time in Paris with friends in casinos gambling but soon becomes tired of it all After graduating he enlists in the army to get away from his previous life and to study and think alone He never marries but does father a child who dies at the age of five from scarlet fever In 1649 Queen Christina of Sweden requests that Descartes come to Stockholm but he refuses He eventually gives in and begins to tutor the queen But because of the five oclock tutor sessions and extremely cold weather both of which he is not accustomed to Descartes acquires pneumonia and because of his despise of doctors and medicine he refuses to be treated and dies February 11 1650 Descartes wrote several books and treatises during his lifetime Descartes earliest work Rules for the Direction of Mind written in 1628 is published posthumously It discusses the universal method and its consequences In The World 1634 he expresses his heliocentric views of the earth but after hearing of Galileos condemnation he chooses not to publish it It is publish after his death but not in its entirety In his book Principle Philosophy 1644 he puts forth most of his scientific ideas The points of focus of this paper will come only from his books Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason and Seeking for Truth in the Sciences 1637 in which he explains the troubles of a traditional education and creates a set of rules by which to
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA