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Descartes : the life and times of a genius

Author: A C Grayling
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Examines the life of René Descartes, the seminal scientist, mathematician, traveler, soldier, and spy who transformed seventeenth-century Europe and became the father of modern philosophy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grayling, A.C.
Descartes.
New York : Walker & Co., 2006
(OCoLC)74729273
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A C Grayling
ISBN: 9780802718334 0802718337
OCLC Number: 648342008
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (303 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), color map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Who was Descartes? --
The awakening --
A night of dreams --
The mystery of the rosy cross --
Nine years of travel --
Animals on the moon --
Francine --
The shape of snow --
Descartes Contra Voetius --
The princess of the passions --
The queen of winter.
Responsibility: A.C. Grayling.

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Examines the life of René Descartes, the seminal scientist, mathematician, traveler, soldier, and spy who transformed seventeenth-century Europe and became the father of modern philosophy.

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