The Cambridge Descartes Lexicon

The Cambridge Descartes Lexicon

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Cambridge University Press, 1/1/2015
EAN 9780521193528, ISBN10: 0521193524

Hardcover, 808 pages, 25.3 x 17.7 x 4.7 cm
Language: English

The Cambridge Descartes Lexicon is the definitive reference source on René Descartes, 'the father of modern philosophy' and arguably among the most important philosophers of all time. Examining the full range of Descartes' achievements and legacy, it includes 256 in-depth entries that explain key concepts relating to his thought. Cumulatively they uncover interpretative disputes, trace his influences, and explain how his work was received by critics and developed by followers. There are entries on topics such as certainty, cogito ergo sum, doubt, dualism, free will, God, geometry, happiness, human being, knowledge, Meditations on First Philosophy, mind, passion, physics, and virtue, which are written by the largest and most distinguished team of Cartesian scholars ever assembled for a collaborative research project - 92 contributors from ten countries.

List of figures
Introduction and notes on how to use this book
List of contributors