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Of or relating to the philosophy or methods of Descartes.

[French cartésien (from René Descartes) and New Latin Cartesiānus (from Cartesius, Latin form of Descartes).]

Car·te′sian·ism n.


(kɑːˈtiːzɪən; -ʒjən)
1. (Philosophy) of or relating to the works of René Descartes
2. (Mathematics) of, relating to, or used in Descartes' mathematical system: Cartesian coordinates.
3. (Philosophy) of, relating to, or derived from Descartes' philosophy, esp his contentions that personal identity consists in the continued existence of a unique mind and that the mind and body are connected causally. See also dualism2
(Philosophy) a follower of the teachings and methods of Descartes
Carˈtesianˌism n


(kɑrˈti ʒən)

1. pertaining to Descartes, his mathematical methods, or his philosophy.
2. a follower of Cartesian thought.
[1650–60; < New Latin]
Carte′sian•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cartesian - a follower of Cartesian thought
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
Adj.1.Cartesian - of or relating to Rene Descartes or his works; "Cartesian linguistics"


A. ADJcartesiano
B. Ncartesiano/a m/f


adjkartesianisch, kartesisch
nKartesianer(in) m(f)


[kɑːˈtiːzɪən] (Philosophy)
1. adjcartesiano/a
2. nseguace m/f di Cartesio
References in classic literature ?
The modern doctrine of psychophysical parallelism is not appreciably different from this theory of the Cartesian school.
In addition to the problematic mind-body split, Descartes' legacy includes the Cartesian paradox.
He is immortalized today in the name of the Cartesian coordinate system, and the transformation of thought he helped usher has left repercussions up to the modern day.
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Boerhaave was an enthusiast for Cartesian and Newtonian explanations of matter and motion early in his career and gave expression to mechanical, corpuscular theory in his explanation of how normal and abnormal physiology are determined by the flow of corpuscles of various sizes through vessels and fibers that constitute the solid parts of animal bodies.
No modern Christian theologian can circumambulate the fundamental issues raised by the post-Reformation search for self-assurance both intellectual and fiducial in regard to the knowledge of God; Cartesian science and Cartesian self-awareness must be engaged across the divided field of Christianity today.
Visitors to this booth will see this company's pre-configured Cartesian robots, offered in 1, 2 or 3 axes.
In conversation, Federle has spoken of self doubt; it becomes cleat he means something resembling Cartesian doubt.
Ryle famously attacked Cartesian mind-body dualism, dismissing it as the doctrine of "the ghost in the machine.
That may be because Leibniz's philosophy of mind looks roughly like a Cartesian philosophy of mind.
Snider explains the Irreducible Cartesian Tensor model that he and J.