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Descartes and the first Cartesians

Author: Roger Ariew
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. ©2014
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This book adopts the perspective that we should not approach Rene Descartes as a solitary thinker, but as a philosopher who constructs a dialogue with his contemporaries, so as to engage them and elements of his society into his philosophical enterprise. Roger Ariew argues that an important aspect of this engagement concerns the endeavor to establish Cartesian philosophy in the Schools, that is, to replace Aristotle  Read more...
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Ariew, Roger.
Descartes and the first Cartesians.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2014940457
(OCoLC)880557631
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Ariew
ISBN: 9780191791208 0191791202 9780191036040 0191036048
OCLC Number: 900555218
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 236 pages)
Contents: Descartes and the teaching of philosophy in seventeenth-century France --
Summa Philosophiae Quadripartita or the construction of the late scholastic textbook --
The tree of philosophy : Descartes on logic, metaphysics, physics, and ethics --
Système Général de la Philosophie or the construction of the Cartesian textbook --
A brief conclusion.
Responsibility: Roger Ariew.

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Roger Ariew presents a new account of Descartes as a philosopher who sought to engage his contemporaries and society. He argues that the Principles of Philosophy was written to rival Scholastic  Read more...

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