With more than 30 newly commissioned essays, A Companion to Descartes details in unparalleled depth the work of the seventeenth–century philosopher–scientist commonly regarded as the founder of modern philosophy. Alongside discussion of his seminal contributions to our understanding of skepticism, mind–body dualism, self–knowledge, innate ideas, substance, causality, God, and the nature of animals, the volume provides in several essays a unique orientation to the intellectual, religious, and scientific contexts that were important to Descartes’s work. Concluding with discussions of the impact of Descartes’s work on subsequent generations of philosophers, the essays in this volume offer fresh and distinctive scholarly perspectives on this giant of the history of modern thought.
Janet Broughton is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Descartes’s Method of Doubt (2002). John Carriero is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published widely in early modern philosophy.
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weak content, good narration
John Carriero is not intelligent or thoughtful, and he is evasive, not to mention very, very boring.
Broughton was vaguely passable, but John Carriero is not the real deal.
I liked her performance. It was sober and dignified.
John Carriero needs to go.
This book is very much not worth buying.
Probably the worst book on audible
John Carriero's essay on Descartes was turbid and obtuse. I cannot believe that someone with a bachelor's degree would produce such numbing spew.
There is nothing positive about this. I bought it on the basis of the amazon reviews, which, I now realize, were lies.
Not narrated it.
It did not.
Oxford University Press has disgraced, which it has been doing with increasing frequency.