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Descartes Dictionary

Author : John Morris
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An accessible guide to understanding many of the complex technical and special terms implemented by the seventeenth-century philosopher. French philosopher René Descartes authored many works in his lifetime like Discourse on the Method and Principles of Philosophy. But while his “I think, therefore I am” may be easy to grasp, much of the terminology he uses can be challenging. Descartes would frequently introduce terms in his writings without explanation, and if there were such a definition, it is in one of his letters or an obscure, unpublished work. In Descartes Dictionary, author John M. Morris collects as many as possible of the technical and special phrases Descartes employed in his writings along with their definitions in Descartes’s own words. This volume is a great companion book for anyone studying the philosopher’s works and will certainly enrich their understanding.

The Descartes Dictionary

Author : Kurt Smith
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The Descartes Dictionary is an accessible guide to the world of the seventeenth-century philosopher René Descartes. Meticulously researched and extensively cross-referenced, this unique book covers all his major works, ideas and influences, and provides a firm grounding in the central themes of Descartes' thought. The introduction provides a biographical sketch, a brief account of Descartes' philosophical works, and a summary of the current state of Cartesian studies, discussing trends in research over the past four decades. The A-Z entries include clear definitions of the key terms used in Descartes' writings and detailed synopses of his works. Also included are entries noting philosophical influences, of both figures that influenced Descartes and those that he in turn influenced. For anyone reading or studying Descartes, rationalism, or modern philosophy more generally, this original resource provides a wealth of useful information, analysis, and criticism. Including clear explanations of often complex terminology, The Descartes Dictionary covers everything that is essential to a sound understanding of Descartes' philosophy.

Descartes An Intellectual Biography

Author : Stephen Gaukroger
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This is the first intellectual biography of Descartes in English. Stephen Gaukroger provides a rich, authoritative account of Descartes' intellectual and personal development, understood in its historical context, and offers a reassessment of all aspects of his life and work.

Descartes and Foucault

Author : C. G. Prado
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This book provides an unconventional introduction to core philosophical issues by considering and contrasting two brief and accessible but highly influential and representative philosophical works: Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy and Michel Foucault's The History of Sexuality: works which, in their respective styles and methods offer the most widely divergent paradigms of philosophizing on questions of epistemology.

Descartes s Dreams

Author : Ann Scholl
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Ann Scholl revises the traditional understanding of the role of imagination and sensory perception in Descartes's Meditations. Traditionally, Cartesian scholars have focused primarily on sensory perception as the more significant of the two «special» modes of thought. In this work, Ann Scholl describes how a better understanding of Descartes's skepticism and his arguments for dualism are reached when imagination instead is understood as the more primary of the two special modes of thought. The result is a fresh reading and interpretation of Descartes's most influential work.

Descartes on Innate Ideas

Author : Deborah A. Boyle
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Offers the first sustained treatment of Descartes's conception of innateness.

Descartes s Mathematical Thought

Author : C. Sasaki
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Covering both the history of mathematics and of philosophy, Descartes's Mathematical Thought reconstructs the intellectual career of Descartes most comprehensively and originally in a global perspective including the history of early modern China and Japan. Especially, it shows what the concept of "mathesis universalis" meant before and during the period of Descartes and how it influenced the young Descartes. In fact, it was the most fundamental mathematical discipline during the seventeenth century, and for Descartes a key notion which may have led to his novel mathematics of algebraic analysis.

The Kant Dictionary

Author : Lucas Thorpe
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The Kant Dictionary is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the world of Immanuel Kant, one of the most important and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Meticulously researched and extensively cross-referenced, this unique book covers all his major works, ideas and influences and provides a firm grounding in the central themes of Kant's thought. A-Z entries include clear definitions of all the key terms used in Kant's writings and detailed synopses of his key works. The Dictionary also includes entries on Kant's major philosophical influences, such as Plato, Descartes, Berkeley and Leibniz, and those he influenced and engaged with, including Fichte, Hume and Rousseau. It covers everything that is essential to a sound understanding of Kant's philosophy, offering clear and accessible explanations of often complex terminology. Providing a wealth of useful information, analysis and criticism The Kant Dictionary is the ideal resource for anyone reading or studying Kant or Modern European Philosophy more generally.

Bibliography of the History of Medicine

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Matters of Exchange

Author : Harold John Cook
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In this provocative book, Richard Sennett looks at the ways today's global, ever-mutable form of capitalism is affecting our lives. He analyzes how changes in work ethic, in our attitudes toward merit and talent, and in public and private institutions have all contributed to what he terms 'the spectre of uselessness', and he concludes with suggestions to counter this disturbing new culture.