The context of Descartes’ work and the background to his writing
Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meanings and impact
The reception the book received when first seen by the world
The relevance of Descartes’ work to modern philosophy, it’s legacy and influence
With further reading included throughout, this text follows Descartes’ original work closely, making it essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with this classic work.
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Ushering in the 'scientific revolution' of Galileo and Newton, Descartes' ideas have also set the agenda for debate ever since.
By calling everything into doubt, Descartes laid the foundations of modern philosophy.