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The Cambridge Companion to Descartes by
Publication Date: 1992-09-25
"Descartes occupies a position of piviotal importance as one of the founding fathers of modern philosophy; he is, perhaps the most widely studied of all philosophers. In this authoritative collection an international team of leading scholars in Cartesian studies present the full range of Descartes' extraordinary philosophical achievement. His life and the development of his thought, as well as the intellectual background to and reception of his work are treated at length."
Descartes: A Very Short Introduction by
Publication Date: 2001-01-18
"Rene Descartes (1596-1650) had a short working life, and his output was small, yet his contributions to philosophy and science have endured. This book shows that Descartes was, above all, an advocate and practitioner of a new mathematical approach to physics, and that he developed his metaphysics to support his programme in the sciences."
Descartes' Meditations: A Reader's Guide by
Publication Date: 2008-07-23
"Descartes' Meditations: A Reader's Guide offers a detailed review of the key themes and a lucid commentary that will enable readers to rapidly navigate the text. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of the text as a whole, the guide explores the complex and important ideas inherent in the text and provides a cogent survey of the reception and influence of Descartes' seminal work."
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