Key Philosophical Writings

By: Rene Descartes

Catalogue Number: W4R-B7NH

Key Philosophical Writings

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781853264702
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Synopsis

Rene Descartes (1569-1650), the 'father' of modern philosophy, is without doubt one of the greatest thinkers in history: his genius lies at the core of our contemporary intellectual identity. Breaking with the conventions of his own time and suffering persecution by the Church as a consequence, Descartes in his writings - most of which are philosophical classics - attempted to answer the central questions surrounding the self, God, free-will and knowledge, using the science of thought as opposed to received wisdom based on the tenets of faith. This edition, the most comprehensive one-volume selection of Descartes' works available in English, includes his great essay, Discourse on Method.

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