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Descartes.

Author: Stephen Gaukroger
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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René Descartes (1596-1650) is the father of modern philosophy, and one of the greatest thinkers of all time. His unique contribution to Western thought covers not only philosophy but also science and mathematics, though his most famous project was the exploration of the foundations of human knowledge, starting from the formula Cogito ergo sum, `I am thinking therefore I exist'. This is the first intellectual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gaukroger, Stephen.
Descartes: An Intellectual Biography.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, ©1995
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Gaukroger
ISBN: 9780191519543 0191519545
OCLC Number: 1024260851
Description: 1 online resource (520 pages)

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René Descartes (1596-1650) is the father of modern philosophy, and one of the greatest thinkers of all time. His unique contribution to Western thought covers not only philosophy but also science and mathematics, though his most famous project was the exploration of the foundations of human knowledge, starting from the formula Cogito ergo sum, `I am thinking therefore I exist'. This is the first intellectual biography of Descartes in English. Stephen Gaukroger provides a rich and authoritative account of Descartes' intellectual and personal development, understood in its historical context, an.

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