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The Great Philosophers: Descartes

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399612319

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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.’ Descartes

‘It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.’

Descartes is often called the father of modern philosophy. He was certainly one of the most important figures in the emergence of modern philosophy and science and his work and ideas have resonated through the centuries. His best known statement – I think, therefore I am – has become part of modern-day culture and language.

John Cottingham’s short guide is the ideal introduction to one of the greatest minds of any age.

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Rarely have intellectual sophistication and complexity come so cheap
FINANCIAL TIMES
The books should improve the cultural circulation of philosophy by their style as well as their substance
TES
A promising venture
THE TIMES
If you want to acquire some first-hand experience of philosophy and democracy you would do well to read this welcome series
TIMES HIGHER EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT
The virtue of these deceptively brief books is that they are the real thing
EVENING STANDARD