A Companion to Descartes

A Companion to Descartes - Blackwell Companions to Philosophy

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A collection of more than 30 specially commissioned essays, this volume surveys the work of the 17th-century philosopher-scientist commonly regarded as the founder of modern philosophy, while integrating unique essays detailing the context and impact of his work.

  • Covers the full range of historical and philosophical perspectives on the work of Descartes
  • Discusses his seminal contributions to our understanding of skepticism, mind-body dualism, self-knowledge, innate ideas, substance, causality, God, and the nature of animals
  • Explores the philosophical significance of his contributions to mathematics and science
  • Concludes with a section on the impact of Descartes's work on subsequent philosophers

Book information

ISBN: 9781405121545
Publisher: Wiley
Imprint: Wiley Blackwell
Pub date:
DEWEY: 194
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 542
Weight: 1096g
Height: 254mm
Width: 173mm
Spine width: 35mm