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On Descartes

Author: Garrett Thomson
Publisher: Australia ; Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2000.
Series: Wadsworth philosophers series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the thought of Descartes, for undergraduate students, focusing on his role in the struggle between the emerging modern science and medieval religious and scholastic thought and his contribution to the conceptual revolution which made contemporary society possible.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomson, Garrett.
On Descartes.
Australia ; Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2000
(OCoLC)606519034
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garrett Thomson
ISBN: 0534575935 9780534575939
OCLC Number: 44402492
Description: 91 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Context --
Life well hidden --
Rules for a method --
World --
Challenge of doubt --
Cogito --
God brings the world --
Matter --
Animals and machines --
Living in the mechanical world --
Passions of the body.
Series Title: Wadsworth philosophers series.
Responsibility: Garrett Thomson.
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An introduction to the thought of Descartes, for undergraduate students, focusing on his role in the struggle between the emerging modern science and medieval religious and scholastic thought and his contribution to the conceptual revolution which made contemporary society possible.

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