Descartesian

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From Descartes +‎ -ian.

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Descartesian (not comparable)

  1. Synonym of Cartesian
    • 1891, Germany, Lovell, Coryell & Company, [], translation of original by Heinrich Heine, page 364:
      Could Spinoza be freed from his stiff old Descartesian mathematical form and made more accessible to the public, it will perhaps come to light that he, above all others, has cause to complain of robbery of ideas.
    • 1902, Poet Lore, page 132:
      His highest reach of philosophy is the old Descartesian basis of belief in doubt.
    • 2011, The Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society (Bangalore), page 25:
      It is the post-Renaissance Descartesian dichotomy of dualism-god and devil-together with the Semitic division of god and devil that distort the Pagan Greek significations and epistemological suggestions.
    • 2016, Mirella Misi; Ludmila Pimentel, “The Virtual Body Is Real!: Phenomenological and Postphenomenological Perspectives in Mediadance”, in Douglas Rosenberg, editor, The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies, part III (“Practices”), Oxford University Press, →ISBN, section “Merleau-Ponty’s Concept of Embodiment”, page 559:
      This polarization unites the classical Descartesian dichotomy of a Cogito in opposition to an objective body and world.