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Lines of thought : discourse, architectonics, and the origin of modern philosophy

Author: Claudia Brodsky
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1996.
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It is considerably easier to say that modern philosophy began with Descartes than it is to define the modernity and philosophy to which Descartes gave rise. This work examines the roles of discourse  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lacour, Claudia Brodsky, 1955-
Lines of thought.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)603905966
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Brodsky
ISBN: 082231777X 9780822317777 0822317745 9780822317746
OCLC Number: 33358900
Description: 164 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: What Is Modern? --
pt. 1. Descartes' "Design" 1. Traite or Discours de la methode. 2. Autobiographical Discourse: "Fable" as "Tableau" 3. The "Discourse" of Thinking: Architectural Design. 4. The Things a Thinking Thing Thinks --
pt. 2. The Discourse of Method. 5. Letters and Lines: Algebra and Geometry in Descartes' Geometrie. 6. Writing and Intuition --
pt. 3. Thinking as Line. 7. The Cogito and Architectural Form. 8. Staircase as Labyrinth: Eudoxe on Method. 9. Postscript: Architectural Theory after Descartes --
Epilogue: The Line between Aesthetic and Knowledge.
Responsibility: Claudia Brodsky Lacour.

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