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Descartes in 90 minutes

Author: Paul Strathern
Publisher: Chicago : I.R. Dee, ©1996.
Series: Philosophers in 90 minutes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rene Descartes spent most of his childhood in solitude, a situation that also came to characterize his adult life. Happily, these countless lonely hours helped Descartes produce the declaration that changed all philosophy: "I think, therefore I am." Eventually convincing himself to doubt and disregard sensory knowledge, Descartes found he could prove his existence through his thoughts. This internal information, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Strathern
ISBN: 1566631297 9781566631297 1566631289 9781566631280
OCLC Number: 34967934
Description: 87 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Descartes life and works --
From Descartes's writings --
Chronology of significant philosphical dates --
Chronology of Descartes's life --
Chronology of Descartes's era.
Series Title: Philosophers in 90 minutes.
Other Titles: Descartes in ninety minutes
Responsibility: Paul Strathern.

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Rene Descartes spent most of his childhood in solitude, a situation that also came to characterize his adult life. Happily, these countless lonely hours helped Descartes produce the declaration that changed all philosophy: "I think, therefore I am." Eventually convincing himself to doubt and disregard sensory knowledge, Descartes found he could prove his existence through his thoughts. This internal information, he believed, was the true reality; external forces were. Hopelessly deceiving. In Descartes in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Descartes's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Descartes's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Descartes within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.--

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