Descartes and the Enlightenment

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Peter Schouls examines the role played by the concepts of freedom, mastery, and progress in Descartes' writings, arguing that these ideas express a vital and fundamental feature of Descartes' thought. These theories also occupy a central position in the thought of the Enlightenment. Since the more contentious claim is that they function centrally in Descartes' works, Schouls presents a careful and detailed examination of the conjunction and use of these ideas in Descartes' writings. This examination warrants the conclusion ...

Descartes and the Enlightenment 1989, Carleton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773510142

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Descartes and the Enlightenment 1989, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780852245620

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