Descartes / Edition 1

Descartes / Edition 1

by Andre Gombay, Gombay
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631233458

ISBN-13: 9780631233459

Pub. Date: 01/12/2007

Publisher: Wiley

A bold and insightful departure from related texts, Descartes goes beyond the categorical associations placed on the philosopher’s ideas, and explores the subtleties of his beliefs. Examining Descartes’ life and work, this book includes a broad range of his most scrutinized philosophical thought, including his contributions to logic, philosophy of

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A bold and insightful departure from related texts, Descartes goes beyond the categorical associations placed on the philosopher’s ideas, and explores the subtleties of his beliefs. Examining Descartes’ life and work, this book includes a broad range of his most scrutinized philosophical thought, including his contributions to logic, philosophy of the mind, epistemology, metaphysics, the philosophy of science, and the philosophy of religion. Additionally, themes often left unexamined are addressed, bringing new perspectives on one of philosophy’s most studied and most influential figures. Written in an elegant and compelling manner that echoes Descartes’ own writing, Gombay presents the reader with an accessible but challenging text that offers a strong background and new insights into Descartes’ life and work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631233459
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/12/2007
Series:
Blackwell Great Minds Series, #21
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     viii
Life and writings     1
Distrust and deception     12
Me and others     30
Me and my maker     47
Deception and rights     71
Idealization     86
Really distinct     103
Self-esteem     121
Notes     136
Bibliography     145
Name index     148
Subject index     150

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