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Published: 14 November 2019

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780198836810

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Descartes and the Ontology of Everyday Life

Deborah J. Brown and Calvin G. Normore

  • An innovative retelling of René Descartes' philosophical thought
  • Provides a tour through the ordinary and extraordinary objects in Descartes's philosophy
  • Argues that Descartes does not reduce ordinary experience into the categories of substance, mind, and body
  • Highlights continuities and discontinuities between Descartes' thinking and contemporary debates about the status of ordinary objects
  • Gives a comprehensive overview of ancient, medieval, and early modern contexts