Download e-book for kindle: A Companion to Descartes (Blackwell Companions to by Janet Broughton,John Carriero

By Janet Broughton,John Carriero

a suite of greater than 30 specifically commissioned essays, this quantity surveys the paintings of the 17th-century philosopher-scientist more often than not considered as the founding father of sleek philosophy, whereas integrating exact essays detailing the context and effect of his paintings.

  • Covers the entire variety of ancient and philosophical views at the paintings of Descartes
  • Discusses his seminal contributions to our knowing of skepticism, mind-body dualism, self-knowledge, innate rules, substance, causality, God, and the character of animals
  • Explores the philosophical importance of his contributions to arithmetic and science
  • Concludes with a bit at the impression of Descartes's paintings on next philosophers

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