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Descartes and the Enlightenment /

Peter A. Schouls.

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Author: Schouls, Peter A.
Published: Kingston, Ont. : Mcgill-queen's university press, 1989.
Series: McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas.
Topics: Enlightenment. | Philosophy, French - 18th century. | Siècle des lumières. | Philosophie française - 18e siècle. | PHILOSOPHY - History & Surveys - Modern. | PHILOSOPHY - Movements - Rationalism. | Aufklärung | Geistesgeschichte 1680-1790. | Descartes, René, 1596-1650 - Influence. | Descartes, René
Regions: France - Intellectual life - 18th century. | France - Vie intellectuelle - 18e siècle. | France.
Genres: Electronic books.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (194 pages)
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-190) and index.
ISBN: 9780773564084 (electronic bk.)
077356408X (electronic bk.)
1282856464
9781282856462




Summary: Peter Schouls examines the role played by the concepts of freedom, mastery, and progress in Descartes' writings, arguing that these ideas express a vital and fundamental feature of Descartes' thought. These theories also occupy a central position in the thought of the Enlightenment. Since the more contentious claim is that they function centrally in Descartes' works, Schouls presents a careful and detailed examination of the conjunction and use of these ideas in Descartes' writings. This examination warrants the conclusion that they play the same role in Descartes' works as they do in writings typical of the Enlightenment.
Series: McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas. 0711-0995

More Details for: Descartes and the Enlightenment