Example sentences for: descartes

How can you use “descartes” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In 1637, René Descartes linked the featureless plane of Greek geometry to the symbols and formulas of Arabic algebra by imposing a coordinate system (conventionally, a horizontal x-axis and a vertical y-axis) on the geometric plane and using numbers to measure distances between points.

  • "When a movie quotes Descartes's 'I think, therefore I am' right at the beginning, you should probably consider yourself warned," writes the Washington Post 's Desson Howe.

  • (His head was also separated from his body for shipping—a philosopher's in-joke, since Descartes introduced the mind/ body split into Western philosophy.)

  • René Descartes's middle finger was stolen.

  • If every biologist who plotted data on x–y coordinates acknowledged the contribution of Descartes to biological understanding, the key role of mathematics in biology would be uncontested.


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