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Descartes

Author: André Gombay
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Series: Blackwell great minds, 3.
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"A bold and insightful departure from related texts, Descartes goes beyond the categorical associations placed on the philosopher's ideas, and explores the subtleties of his beliefs. Examining Descartes' life and work, this book includes a broad range of his most scrutinized philosophical thought, including his contributions to logic, philosophy of the mind, epistemology, metaphysics, the philosophy of science, and  Read more...
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Gombay, André, 1933-
Descartes.
Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2007
(OCoLC)608348885
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: André Gombay
ISBN: 0631233458 9780631233459 0631233466 9780631233466
OCLC Number: 70219821
Description: x, 151 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Life and writings --
Distrust and deception --
Me and others --
Me and my maker --
Deception and rights --
Idealization --
Really distinct --
Self-esteem.
Series Title: Blackwell great minds, 3.
Responsibility: André Gombay.
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"A remarkably fresh, graceful, and learned tour through a Cartesian landscape it reveals as at once familiar and new, this limpidly clear and thoughtful book is a must not only for students of Read more...

 
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