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Descartes : an intellectual biography

Author: Stephen Gaukroger; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of Rene Descartes - the father of modern philosophy, and one of the greatest thinkers of all time, in English. This book provides an authoritative account of Descartes' intellectual and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: René Descartes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Gaukroger; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0198237243 9780198237242
OCLC Number: 166703678
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed June 21, 2006).
Originally published in print: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface; Chronological Table; Introduction ; 1. 'A Learned and Eloquent Piety' ; 2. An Education in Propriety, 1606-1618 ; 3. The Apprenticeship with Beeckman, 1618-1619 ; 4. The Search for Method, 1619-1625 ; 5. The Paris Years, 1625-1628 ; 6. A New Beginning, 1629-1630 ; 7. A New System of the World, 1630-1633 ; 8. The Years of Consolidation, 1634-1640 ; 9. Natural Philosophy and Orthodoxy, 1640-1644 ; Biographical Sketches; Select Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Stephen Gaukroger.

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Any future biographer of Descartes will have to contend with this study for the richness of its scientific analysis and the tremendous wealth of references presented in the notes. It is a Read more...

 
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