Famous French Philosophers
Philosopher, Mathematician, Scientist, Academic Author / 1596 - 1650
Philosopher and mathematician René Descartes is regarded as the father of modern philosophy for defining a starting point for existence, “I think; therefore I am.”
Philosopher, Academic Author, Sociologist / 1798 - 1857
French philosopher Auguste Comte (1798–1857) greatly advanced the field of social science, giving it the name "sociology" and influenced many 19th-century social intellectuals.
Maximilien de Robespierre
Philosopher, Scholar, Activist, Lawyer, Judge, Journalist, Government Official / 1758 - 1794
Maximilien de Robespierre was an official during the French Revolution and one of the principal architects of the Reign of Terror.
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profile name: Voltaire profile occupation: Historian, Philosopher, Writer
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profile name: Blaise Pascal profile occupation: Philosopher, Mathematician, Theologian, Physicist
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profile name: Jean-Jacques Rousseau profile occupation: Philosopher, Songwriter
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