A Descartes Dictionary / Edition 1

A Descartes Dictionary / Edition 1

by John G. Cottingham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631185380

ISBN-13: 9780631185383

Pub. Date: 06/15/1993

Publisher: Wiley

To confront the philosophical system of Rene Descartes is to contemplate a magnificently laid out map of human cognitive endeavour. In following Descartes arguments, the reader is drawn into some of the most fundamental and challenging issues in all of philosophy. In this dictionary, John Cottingham presents an alphabetied guide to this most stimulating and

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To confront the philosophical system of Rene Descartes is to contemplate a magnificently laid out map of human cognitive endeavour. In following Descartes arguments, the reader is drawn into some of the most fundamental and challenging issues in all of philosophy. In this dictionary, John Cottingham presents an alphabetied guide to this most stimulating and widely-studied of philosophers. He examines the key concepts and ideas in Cartesian thought and places them in the context both of the seventeenth-century intellectual climate and of subsequent interpretation. The entries range over a wide variety of areas including cosmology, physics, theology, psychology and ethics. The book is designed to appeal to the newcomer to Descartes, whether student or general reader, while also providing detailed critical comment and precise textual references for the more advanced reader. Also included are a general introduction describing Descartes' life and works, and bibliographic guide to the Cartesian texts and the mass of interpretative literature on Descartes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631185383
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/15/1993
Series:
Blackwell Philosopher Dictionaries Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Note on the use of the book 1

Abbreviations 3

Introduction: Descartes’ Life and Works 5

Dictionary Entries A-Z 11

Bibliography 170

Index 175

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