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Descartes : the life and times of a genius / A.C. Grayling

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Тип Материала
Книга
Автор
Grayling, A. C.
Издательство
New York : Walker & Co., 2006.
Издательство
2005.

Дополнительная Информация

Издание
First U.S. edition.
Описание
303 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm
Примечание
Reprint. Originally published: Descartes : the life of René Descartes and its place in his times. London : Free Press, 2005.
Библиография
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-289) and index.
Содержание
Who was Descartes? -- The awakening -- A night of dreams -- The mystery of the rosy cross -- Nine years of travel -- Animals on the moon -- Francine -- The shape of snow -- Descartes Contra Voetius -- The princess of the passions -- The queen of winter.
Summary
Examines the life of René Descartes, the seminal scientist, mathematician, traveler, soldier, and spy who transformed seventeenth-century Europe and became the father of modern philosophy.
Тема
Descartes, René, 1596-1650.
Philosophers -- France -- Biography.
Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 17th century.
France -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
ISBN
080271501X
9780802715012