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Descartes and Augustine

Author: Stephen Menn
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Stephen Menn demonstrates Descartes' use of the central ideas of Augustine.

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Named Person: René Descartes; Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo; René Descartes; Augustin, saint évêque d'Hippone; René Descartes; René Descartes; Aurelius Augustinus; René Descartes; Aurelius Augustinus; René Descartes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Menn
ISBN: 0521012848 9780521012843
OCLC Number: 49728478
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago, 1989.
Description: xvi, 415 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. Descartes and the history of philosophy; 2. Descartes' project for a new philosophy; Part I. Augustinian Wisdom: 3. Plotinus; 4. Augustine; Part II. Descartes' Metaphysics: 5. The design of the Meditations; 6. Isolating the soul and God; 7. Theodicy and Method; 8. From God to bodies; 9. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Stephen Menn.

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