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

By Janet Broughton,John Carriero

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ISBN-13: 9781405121545

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a suite of greater than 30 especially commissioned essays, this quantity surveys the paintings of the 17th-century philosopher-scientist in general considered as the founding father of glossy philosophy, whereas integrating specific essays detailing the context and influence of his paintings.

  • Covers the entire diversity of historic and philosophical views at the paintings of Descartes
  • Discusses his seminal contributions to our figuring out of skepticism, mind-body dualism, self-knowledge, innate principles, substance, causality, God, and the character of animals
  • Explores the philosophical value of his contributions to arithmetic and science
  • Concludes with a bit at the influence of Descartes's paintings on next philosophers

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