skip to content
The philosopher, the priest, and the painter : a portrait of Descartes Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The philosopher, the priest, and the painter : a portrait of Descartes

Author: Steven M Nadler
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A unique combination of philosophy, biography, and art history. The philosopher, the priest, and the painter investigates the remarkable individuals and the circumstances behind a small portrait.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Biografieën (vorm)
Named Person: René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes; René Descartes, is René du Perron; Frans Hals
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Nadler
ISBN: 9780691157306 0691157308 1400847591 9781400847594 0691165750 9780691165752
OCLC Number: 813220897
Description: xiv, 230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: a tale of two paintings --
The philosopher --
The priest --
The painter --
"Once in a lifetime" --
A new philosophy --
God in Haarlem --
The portrait.
Responsibility: Steven Nadler.
More information:

Abstract:

In the Louvre museum hangs a portrait of a middle-aged man and he is dressed in the starched white collar and black coat of the typical Dutch burgher. The painting is now the iconic image of Ren  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Steven Nadler has produced another gem of original research and lively and lucid writing."--Catherine Wilson, Times Literary Supplement "Riveting... In The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter, Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/813220897> # The philosopher, the priest, and the painter : a portrait of Descartes
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "813220897" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nju> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Place/frankreich> ; # Frankreich
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Topic/kunst> ; # Kunst
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/B1873> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Place/europe> ; # Europe
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204289> ; # France.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Topic/philosophers_france> ; # Philosophers--France
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1245064> ; # Europe.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Person/descartes_rene_1596_1650> ; # René Descartes
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/41838958> ; # is René du Perron René Descartes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Topic/geistesleben> ; # Geistesleben
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Event/1600_talet> ; # 1600-talet
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/975769> ; # Intellectual life
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Topic/filosofer> ; # Filosofer
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Topic/filosofi> ; # Filosofi
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/100165653> ; # Frans Hals
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Topic/religion> ; # Religion
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Event/1600_1699> ; # 1600-1699
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Topic/bildnis> ; # Bildnis
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Topic/intellektuellt_liv> ; # Intellektuellt liv
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1060746> ; # Philosophers
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/194/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Topic/filosofie> ; # Filosofie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Place/nederland> ; # Nederland.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1061071> ; # Philosophy, Modern
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Topic/philosophie> ; # Philosophie
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2013" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/35649835> ; # Steven M. Nadler
    schema:datePublished "2013" ;
    schema:description "A unique combination of philosophy, biography, and art history. The philosopher, the priest, and the painter investigates the remarkable individuals and the circumstances behind a small portrait."@en ;
    schema:description ""In the Louvre museum hangs a portrait of a middle-aged man with long dark hair, a mustache, and heavy-lidded eyes, and he is dressed in the starched white collar and black coat of the typical Dutch burgher. The painting is now the iconic image of René Descartes, the great seventeenth-century French philosopher. And the painter of the work? The Dutch master Frans Hals--or so it was long believed, until the work was downgraded to a copy of an original. But where, then, is the authentic version located, and who painted it? Is the man in the painting--and in its original--really Descartes? A unique combination of philosophy, biography, and art history, The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter investigates the remarkable individuals and circumstances behind a small portrait. Through this image--and the intersecting lives of a brilliant philosopher, a Catholic priest, and a gifted painter--Steven Nadler opens up a fascinating portal into Descartes's life and times, skillfully presenting an accessible introduction to Descartes's philosophical and scientific ideas, and an illuminating tour of the volatile political and religious environment of the Dutch Golden Age. As Nadler shows, Descartes's innovative ideas about the world, about human nature and knowledge, and about philosophy itself, stirred great controversy. Philosophical and theological critics vigorously opposed his views, and civil and ecclesiastic authorities condemned his writings. Nevertheless, Descartes's thought came to dominate the philosophical world of the period, and can rightly be called the philosophy of the seventeenth century."--Publisher's description."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1172933866> ;
    schema:genre "Biographies"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biografieën (vorm)"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The philosopher, the priest, and the painter : a portrait of Descartes"@en ;
    schema:productID "813220897" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400847594> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780691165752> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780691157306> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB572529> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/813220897> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Person/descartes_rene_1596_1650> # René Descartes
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1596" ;
    schema:deathDate "1650" ;
    schema:familyName "Descartes" ;
    schema:givenName "René" ;
    schema:name "René Descartes" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1172933866#Topic/intellektuellt_liv> # Intellektuellt liv
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Intellektuellt liv"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1060746> # Philosophers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Philosophers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1061071> # Philosophy, Modern
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Philosophy, Modern"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204289> # France.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "France." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1245064> # Europe.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Europe." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/975769> # Intellectual life
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Intellectual life"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/100165653> # Frans Hals
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1582/83" ;
    schema:deathDate "1666" ;
    schema:familyName "Hals" ;
    schema:givenName "Frans" ;
    schema:name "Frans Hals" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/35649835> # Steven M. Nadler
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1958" ;
    schema:familyName "Nadler" ;
    schema:givenName "Steven M." ;
    schema:name "Steven M. Nadler" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/41838958> # is René du Perron René Descartes
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1596" ;
    schema:deathDate "1650" ;
    schema:familyName "Descartes" ;
    schema:givenName "René" ;
    schema:name "is René du Perron René Descartes" ;
    schema:name "René Descartes" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780691157306>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0691157308" ;
    schema:isbn "9780691157306" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780691165752>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0691165750" ;
    schema:isbn "9780691165752" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400847594>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1400847591" ;
    schema:isbn "9781400847594" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.