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Rene Descartes lived from 1596 to 1650 in France. He believed in something greater than the human body and was famous for his quote: "I think, therefore I am." He did a lot to influence religious thought, as well as mathematical thought, where his discoveries were important to calculus. Descartes is still taught in every philosophy school to this day.

  1. 1. Where did Descartes live?
    1. a. England
    2. b. Spain
    3. c. France
  2. 2. What was a famous Descartes quote?
    1. a. To be or not to be.
    2. b. I think, therefore I am.
    3. c. Just do it.
  3. 3. What other field did Descartes influence?
    1. a. Ethics
    2. b. Mathematics
    3. c. Science