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The Scientific Work of René Descartes: 1596-1650

The Scientific Work of René Descartes: 1596-1650

1st Edition

J. F. Scott
August 07, 2018

When originally published in 1952, this book filled a gap in the history of philosophy and science and remains an important work today, because it puts the main mathematical and physical discoveries of Descartes in an accessible form, for the benefit of English readers. Descartes is acknowledged to...

An Essay on the Metaphysics of Descartes

An Essay on the Metaphysics of Descartes

1st Edition

Marthinus Versfeld
July 24, 2018

Originally published in 1940, this book provides a thorough discussion of René Descartes philosophy of metaphysics, examining the three major points of the mind and body, freedom of the will and religion and science. Specific chapters are devoted to the Cartesian theory and the Meditations, in...

Descartes and the Autonomy of the Human Understanding

Descartes and the Autonomy of the Human Understanding

1st Edition

John Carriero
July 24, 2018

This volume, originally published in 1990, delineates the transition Descartes effects from a prevalent medieval conception of understanding to a modern conception of it. Through the examination of the continuities and discontinuities between Descartes’ account of the understanding and that of high...

The Philosophy of Descartes

The Philosophy of Descartes

1st Edition

A. Boyce Gibson
July 24, 2018

Maintaining that it is impossible to understand the work of a philosopher without understanding the previous history of thought and the contemporaneous developments, this book, originally published in 1932, is an in-depth study of Descartes’ philosophy with a strong emphasis on the historical...

Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

1st Edition

Various Authors
August 09, 2016

Descartes has long been recognized as occupying a pivotal position in Western philosophy. At the very centre of Descartes’ innovation are his intimately related conceptions of mind and knowledge. These twin notions form the main problems that have continued to exercise philosophers to this day....

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