Ren Discardings (or Renato Cartesius, as it signed, in Latin) was born There in Haye, Tourenne, in 1596. Being of noble family, it was sending for a Jesuit college in There Flche, one of more you celebrate schools of the time. Receiving the best philosophical formation possible inside from the bases scholastic and humanist, with opening also for the study of the scientific discoveries of the time and the mathematics, nor therefore Discardings left of if feeling unsatisfied, therefore it found the traditionalistic orientation of the school in clamorous practical contrast with the world vision that appeared of the scientific development (especially in Physics and Astronomy) that it pipocava in all part. What it bothered more it was the absence of a methodology that hugged the ideas it harmonized and them with prxis that lead the scholar in a form that it made possible to it to guide itself in ' ' it searchs of verdade' '. The philosophy education, in There Flche, that was given having for model the medieval scholastic, that took the spirit of the students for past, frequently leaving it there. The result was a lack of preparation and adaptation for the problems of the time. This took Discardings to a bothering impasse.

For it the intensive study of an exceeded vision of world already it would be as to travel. ' ' But when we dedicate time excessively to travel, we finish in becoming foreign in our proper country, in way that one that is beside the point curious of the things of the past, only valuing what already it was, most of the time becomes very ignorant of the things presentes' ' (Discardings). ' ' presente' ' , at the time of Discardings, it was of the development of the empirismo, the technique of the manufacture of clocks and other instruments, of the development of the mechanics, the questioning of the clerical power, the commerce, the bloom of the capitalism.