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This essential work is made up of eight interrelated essays grouped to elucidate two major themes -- Descartes's role in the dilemma of modern philosophy, and the relation of his thought to that of his contemporaries.
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  • Paperback | 225 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 14mm | 258.55g
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0872204049
  • 9780872204041
  • 2,481,230

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"...Grene has cut through the usual distinction between history of philosophy (with the emphasis on philosophy) and history of ideas (with the emphasis on history) and produced a book that is at the same time genuinely historical... Her sense of Descartes's historical context and the full programme in which he was involved allows her to ask the right questions of the texts and to provide illumination on the arguments that a less historical approach cannot... it stands out as a worthy and original contribution to the literature on Descartes in any language." -- Daniel Garber, University of Chicago.
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About Marjorie Grene

Marjorie Grene
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