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A Companion to Descartes

Edited by: Janet Broughton and John Carriero
eISBN: 9781405121545
Print publication date: 2008


Subject Philosophy » Philosophy of Science
History of Philosophy » Modern (C17th - C19th)

People Descartes, René

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405121545.2008.x

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A Companion to Descartes

With more than 30 newly commissioned essays, A Companion to Descartes details in unparalleled depth the work of the seventeenth-century philosopher-scientist commonly regarded as the founder of modern philosophy. Alongside discussion of his seminal contributions to our understanding of skepticism, mind-body dualism, self-knowledge, innate ideas, substance, causality, God, and the nature of animals, the volume provides in several essays a unique orientation to the intellectual, religious, and scientific contexts that were important to Descartes's work. Concluding with discussions of the impact of Descartes's work on subsequent generations of philosophers, the essays in this volume offer fresh and distinctive scholarly perspectives on this giant of the history of modern thought.

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Broughton, Janet and John Carriero (eds). A Companion to Descartes. Blackwell Publishing, 2008. Blackwell Reference Online. 24 March 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405121545_9781405121545>



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