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Published: 12 October 2000

128 Pages | black and white halftones and line drawings


ISBN: 9780192854094

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Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

Tom Sorell

Very Short Introductions

  • The best introduction to Descartes aimed at non-specialists
  • Descartes is considered the founder of modern philosophy, and his work is studied in all undergraduate philosophy courses
  • He is best known for the statement 'Cogito, ergo sum' ('I think, therefore I am')
  • Takes account of Descartes's scientific work as well as his philosophy, including his investigations into physics, mathematics, psychology, and optics

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