Rene Descartes - Author
1596-1650
French
I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.

Rene Descartes

Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650) has been described as the 'father' of modern philosophy, and is, without doubt, one of the greatest thinkers in history. His genius lies at the core of our contemporary intellectual identity. His writings attempted to answer the central questions surrounding the self, God, free-will and knowledge, using the science of thought as opposed to received wisdom based on the tenets of faith.

Books by Rene Descartes