Historical Dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements, No. 46)
by Ariew, Roger et al.
Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press, Inc, 2003. Hardcover. VG- (No dj; ex-art library, with spine label and interior marks on book block edges and on outermost pages, incl. due slip and barcode; pages are otherwise clean.). Off-white cloth, black title blocks on spine and front cover; 304 pp., BW illus. A good start on everything related to French philosopher Rene Descartes (1596-1650). Includes "entires on Descartes's writings, concepts, and findings. Since it is historical, there are other entries on those who supported him, those who criticized him, those who corrected him, and those who together formed one of the major movements in philosophy: Cartesianism. To better understand the period, there is a brief chronology, and to see how Descartes and Cartesianism fit into the general picture, there is a helpful introduction and a biography." (foreword) As well as "an ample bibliography."
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