Descartes

Pages: 184
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: ill

Descartes

A Beginner's Guide

Harry M. Bracken

The father of modern philosophy, Descartes is one of the most widely discussed philosophers. Putting rationalism above all, he sought to base all knowledge of the world on a single idea: 'I think, therefore I am'. This title summarises his thoughts on the dualism of mind and body, his proofs, for God's existence, and his responses to scepticism.
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The Book

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.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 184
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations ill

 

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.