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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It was very boring. Not illuminating. Gratuitous and myopic scholarship.
Not really, but John Carriero's contributions to this volume were singularly poor, and did make question the legitimacy of this ever-growing--but steadily deteriorating---secondary literature.
She is an excellent narrator. I don't wasted
Everything that John Carriero wrote. He is sooo boring.
Why was this written?
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.