Descartes: An Intellectual Biography / Edition 1

Descartes: An Intellectual Biography / Edition 1

by Stephen Gaukroger
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198239947

ISBN-13: 9780198239949

Pub. Date: 05/25/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Rene Descartes (1596-1650) is the father of modern philosophy, and one of the greatest of all thinkers. This is the first intellectual biography of Descartes in English; it offers a fundamental reassessment of all aspects of his life and work.

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Rene Descartes (1596-1650) is the father of modern philosophy, and one of the greatest of all thinkers. This is the first intellectual biography of Descartes in English; it offers a fundamental reassessment of all aspects of his life and work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198239949
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/25/1995
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.35(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Chronological Table; Introduction
1. 'A Learned and Eloquent Piety'
2. An Education in Propriety, 1606-1618
3. The Apprenticeship with Beeckman, 1618-1619
4. The Search for Method, 1619-1625
5. The Paris Years, 1625-1628
6. A New Beginning, 1629-1630
7. A New System of the World, 1630-1633
8. The Years of Consolidation, 1634-1640
9. Natural Philosophy and Orthodoxy, 1640-1644
Biographical Sketches; Select Bibliography; Index

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