Descartes

A Beginner's Guide

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About The Book

A modern primer to the father of modern philosophy

The father of modern philosophy, Descartes is still one of the most widely discussed philosophers today. Putting rationalism above all else, he sought to base all knowledge of the world on a single idea: 'I think, therefore I am'. This introduction expertly summarises his thoughts on the dualism of mind and body, his proofs' for God's existence, and his responses to scepticism. Explaining how his life informed his philosophy, Bracken explains the philosopher's enduring significance.

About The Author

Harry M. Bracken is former Professor of Philosophy at McGill University. In an academic career spanning over 50 years, he has lectured around the world, and is the author of several books and numerous articles on Descartes and related topics.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (October 1, 2010)
  • Length: 184 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781851687589

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