from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the philosophy or methods of Descartes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or pertaining to, Descartes, his mathematical methods, or his philosophy, especially with regard to its emphasis on logical analysis and its mechanistic interpretation of physical nature.
- adj. Of, or pertaining to, co-ordinates based on mutually orthogonal axes.
- n. One who follows the philosophy of Cartesianism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the French philosopher René Descartes, or his philosophy.
- n. An adherent of Descartes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650), to his philosophy, or to his geometrical method.
- n. One who adopts the philosophy of Descartes; a follower of Descartes.
- n. Any curve of the fourth order having two cusps on the absolute.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to Rene Descartes or his works
- n. a follower of Cartesian thought
These two numbers are then the Cartesian co-ordinates of this corner with reference to the Cartesian co-ordinate system which is determined by the arrangement of little rods.
CARTESIAN THREE-SPACE An extension of rectangular coordinates into three dimensions is Cartesian three-space (Fig. 6-2), also called xyz-space.
MATHEMATICIAN'S POLAR VS CARTESIAN Figure 5-13 shows a point P ¼ (x0, y0) ¼ (0, r0) graphed on superimposed Cartesian and polar coordinate systems.
Interesting discussing on photography as a weapon is continued in Cartesian Blogging.
This problem (which so far as he could tell, mathematicians regard as quite uninteresting) was simply the relation between linear, sequential strings of symbols or mathematical "sentences" like y = 1/x, and the diagrams in Cartesian coordinates that transform these statements into visual images, in this case, a curve descending from an infinite height along the vertical y-axis, turning right and skating off into an infinite eastern distance along the x-axis.
We will confine ourselves, for the sake of illustration, to what is commonly known as the Cartesian  argument.
Philosophy and the Good Life: Reason and the Passions in Greek, Cartesian and Psychoanalytic Ethics.
In doing so, he rescues an idea that has long been thought a simple fallacy: the notion of perception as a sort of movie playing inside our heads, in the so-called Cartesian theater.
Two types of coordinate systems are currently in general use in geography: the geographical coordinate system and the rectangular (also called Cartesian) coordinate system.
Recall the Cartesian argument from the previous section against animal consciousness (or animal mind) on the grounds that animals do not use language conversationally or reason generally.
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