Rene Descartes

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Noun1.Rene Descartes - French philosopher and mathematicianRene Descartes - French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650)
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The adequacy principle tends to promote social policies that redistribute income such as welfare programs.
For instance, New York's highest court threw out an equity suit in 1982, but the plaintiffs later regrouped around the adequacy principle.
What was striking about DeGrasse's decision was that instead of basing the decision solely on the state's capricious and unequal funding, he cited an earlier appellate court decision to invoke "an adequacy principle.