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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Descartes – The Discourse on the Method

Born on March 31, 1596,  the French philosopher, mathematician and scientist Rene Descartes became the father of modern western philosophy before his death on February 11, 1650.  Although born in France, he spent most of his life in the Dutch … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Francis Bacon’s Of Envy

As First Viscount St. Albans, Francis Bacon lived his mortal life from January 22,  1561 through April 9, 1626.  This outstanding figure from history was a philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, author and is credited as being the scientist who … Continue reading

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