Publisher's Synopsis

'The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.' Descartes

'It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.'

Descartes is often called the father of modern philosophy. He was certainly one of the most important figures in the emergence of modern philosophy and science and his work and ideas have resonated through the centuries. His best known statement - I think, therefore I am - has become part of modern-day culture and language.

John Cottingham's short guide is the ideal introduction to one of the greatest minds of any age.

Book information

ISBN: 9781399612319
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 194
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 50g
Height: 110mm
Width: 178mm
Spine width: 7mm