Cogito ergo sum

By Hnz on February 17, 2010 — 1 min read

For more than three and a half centuries, the death of René Descartes one winter’s day in Stockholm has been attributed to the ravages of pneumonia on a body unused to the Scandinavian chill. But in a book released after years spent combing the archives of Paris and the Swedish capital, one Cartesian expert has a more sinister theory about how the French philosopher came to his end.

Read the whole article @ the Guardian.co.uk Descartes was poisoned by Catholic priest