Cartesian ADJECTIVE relating to the French philosopher René Descartes (1596 1650) and his ideas.
NOUN a follower of Descartes.
DERIVATIVES Cartesianism noun.
ORIGIN from Cartesius, Latinized form of Descartes.

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