Meaning of CARTESIAN in English


— Cartesianism , n.

/kahr tee"zheuhn/ , adj.

1. of or pertaining to Descartes, his mathematical methods, or his philosophy, esp. with regard to its emphasis on logical analysis and its mechanistic interpretation of physical nature.


2. a follower of Cartesian thought.

[ 1650-60; Cartesianus, equiv. to Cartesi ( us ) (Latinization of DESCARTES) + -anus -AN ]

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