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Revered as the "father of modern philosophy" Descartes is one of the most influential philosophers of all time, but his ideas are also highly controversial and have been subjected to intense criticism by present-day philosophers. John Cottingham examines Descartes's remarkable attempt to construct a new basis for scientific understanding, his famous first principle "I am thinking, therefore I exist," and his notorious and often misunderstood account of the relation between mind and body. He also tackles fascinating and ...

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How to Read Descartes 2009, Granta Books (UK)

ISBN-13: 9781847080042

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